Intrinsic motivation and education: Competence in context

@article{Sansone1992IntrinsicMA,
  title={Intrinsic motivation and education: Competence in context},
  author={Carol Sansone and Carolyn A. Morgan},
  journal={Motivation and Emotion},
  year={1992},
  volume={16},
  pages={249-270}
}
Our research program involving both laboratory and everyday activities suggests that there may be multiple goals relevant to interest in a task, and these goals include but are not limited to achieving a particular level of competence. The same information and feedback can thus either aid or obstruct intrinsic motivation, depending on its match with how students define the goals of their involvement. Furthermore, this potential flexibility in activity definitions allows individuals to purposely… 

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