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Motivation and Achievment Motivation

Motivation- "Our level of drive and intensity that influences our behaviour towards a set goal."

  • Intrinsic motivation- Motivation based on the internal satisfaction recieved by the performer. Examples of this include feeling good about winning, sense of pride, etc.
  • Extrinsic motivation- Motivation based on the external rewards given to the performer. Examples of this include financial rewards, trophies, etc.
  • Cognitive evaluation theory- this describes what happens when presented with a task. If we percieve that we have an ability to complete the task successfully, then motivation to do so will be high. However, if we do not percieve an ability to complete the task successfully then motivation will be high.

Link to Personality: Nach orientated performers (Need to Achieve) will be motivated to take risks where as Naf orientated performers (Need to Avoid Failure) will be motivated to avoid losing/failure and so will not take risks.

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