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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

6

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 4-11

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

1998

Abstract

In this study motivational factors were examined to determine if subjects were more intrinsically or extrinsically motivated. In addition, Type A behavior pattern was assessed to determine if a link exists between motivation and Type A behavior. A total of 176 students from a small midwestern university participated in this research. Intrinsic motivation was manipulated by using one of two movies, one interesting and one boring. Extrinsic motivation was measured by manipulating the number of extra credit points given for participation. Participants were assigned to one of four conditions: High intrinsic/low extrinsic, high intrinsic/high extrinsic, low intrinsic/low extrinsic, and low intrinsic/high extrinsic. Type A and Type B behavior were assessed using the results of the student version of Jenkins Activity Scale (JAS). Neither intrinsic nor extrinsic motivation were found to influence participants behavior. However, Type A individuals were more motivated to show-up for the movie than Type B individuals.

Subject

Psychology

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

8 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 6 no. 2 1998

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