Motivation

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  • Motivation
    • Intrinsic Motivation
      • The internal drives to participate or to perform well. Such drives or emotional feelings include fun, enjoyment and satisfaction
        • Personal accomplishment and a sense of pride are also intrinsic factors, as well as the physical feeling of well-being when exercising.
      • Practical Example:
        • A child who learns to swim and who enjoys swimming can be motivated to swim further by receiving swimming badges.
    • Extrinsic Motivation
      • External factors can be extremely powerful in determining whether we want to learn a particular skill and whether we want to perfect it.
        • External factors often come in the form of rewards such as medals, badges and prizes.
          • The pressures from other people can also be extrinsic motivators- some young people participate in a particular sport to please their parents
      • Practical Example:
        • The idea of winning a medal/trophy will motivate a performer to perform well.
    • Motivation: 'the internal mechanisms and external stimuli which arouse and direct our behaviour'
    • Drive: directed, motivated or 'energised' behaviour that an individual has towards achieving a certain goal
    • Motivation involves our inner drives towards achieving a goal
      • Motivation depends on external pressures and rewards that we perceive in our environment
        • Motivation concerns the intensity/arousal level and the direction of our behaviour

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