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  • Main Title Effects of Positive Verbal Reinforcement on the Four Underlying Factors in Intrinsic Motivation


  • Author: Prentice, Ray (Grant Ray)
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Richardson, Peggy A., 1938-
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major professor
  • Committee Member: Doyle, Eva Irene
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor professor
  • Committee Member: Goggin, Noreen L.
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info: www.unt.edu


  • Creation: 1993-08


  • English


  • Content Description: The study examined the effects of positive verbal reinforcement on intrinsic motivation by determining differential effects over four multidimensions of Ryan's Intrinsic Motivation Inventory (IMI). Subjects (N=60) were 30 male and 30 female college students. The subjects were blocked by gender and randomly assigned to a positive verbal reinforcement group or a control group. The subjects received 10 trials on the stabilometer. The results of the study indicated that there were significant group differences for composite intrinsic motivation and for perceived competence; however, there were no significant gender differences found. Furthermore, no group differences were reported for the underlying factors of interest/enjoyment, effort, or pressure/tension.
  • Physical Description: iii, 49 leaves : ill.


  • Keyword: Intrinsic Motivation Inventory
  • Keyword: positive verbal reinforcement
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Reinforcement (Psychology)
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Motivation (Psychology)


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
  • Rights Holder: Prentice, Ray (Grant Ray)

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • Call Number: 379 N81 no. 6949
  • Accession or Local Control No: 1002778270-Prentice
  • UNT Catalog No.: b1773785
  • OCLC: 30994434
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc501188


  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas
  • Academic Department: Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
  • Degree Discipline: Kinesiology
  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Publication Type: thesi