Affect And Intrinisic Motivation

Date Added: Jan 2010
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People are intrinsically motivated when they are motivated by engaging with a work task itself rather than by external rewards. The authors develop a conceptual model which proposes that affect is a primary cause of intrinsic motivation. The author discuss how affect alone can induce intrinsic motivation, how affect can lead to nonconscious experiences of intrinsic motivation, and how affect and cognitions might work in concert to produce the strongest and most persistent intrinsic motivation experiences.