Motivation in the classroom (Skinner & Belmont, 1993)

Skinner, E. A., & Belmont, M. J. (1993). Motivation in the classroom: Reciprocal effects of teacher behavior and student engagement across the school year. Journal of Educational Psychology, 85(4), 571-581. In the current study, the authors empirically examined the effects of teacher behavior on student engagement over the course of a school year. Of special … Continue reading

Characteristics of the rewarder and intrinsic motivation of the rewardee (Deci et al., 1981)

Deci, E. L., Nezlek, J., & Sheinman, L. (1981). Characteristics of the rewarder and intrinsic motivation of the rewardee. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 40(1), 1-10. Most of the studies on the effects of rewards and constraints have indicated that rewards decrease intrinsic motivation. However, many activities for which intrinsic motivation seems desirable occur … Continue reading