publication . Research . 1981

The effects of extrinsic rewards on children's intrinsic motivation

大槻, 千秋;
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  • Published: 20 Feb 1981 Journal: 東京大学教育学部紀要, volume 20, pages 335-342 (issn: 0495-7849, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: 東京大学教育学部
An experiment was conducted with preschool children to test whether a person's intrinsic motivation in an activity may be decreased by extrinsic salient rewards in Japan like in America. Children solved some jigsaw puzzles and received assorted candies, then they were observed how long they did other jigsaw puzzles. The results showed that the effects of extrinsic rewards on intrinsic motivation in an activity varied with the subject's social background. In uptown children's intrinsic motivation in the puzzles was decreased by candies as extrinsic rewards. While in downtown children's intrinsic motivation was not decreased by the same rewards as used in uptown. ...
Medical Subject Headings: psychological phenomena and processes
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