Extrinsic Rewards and Intrinsic Motivation in Education: Reconsidered Once Again

  title={Extrinsic Rewards and Intrinsic Motivation in Education: Reconsidered Once Again},
  author={E. Deci and R. Koestner and R. Ryan},
  journal={Review of Educational Research},
  pages={1 - 27}
  • E. Deci, R. Koestner, R. Ryan
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology
  • Review of Educational Research
  • The finding that extrinsic rewards can undermine intrinsic motivation has been highly controversial since it first appeared (Deci, 1971). A meta-analysis published in this journal (Cameron & Pierce, 1994) concluded that the undermining effect was minimal and largely inconsequential for educational policy. However, a more recent meta-analysis (Deci, Koestner, & Ryan, 1999) showed that the Cameron and Pierce meta-analysis was seriously flawed and that its conclusions were incorrect. This article… CONTINUE READING
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