Predicting the subjective experience of intrinsic motivation: the roles of self-determination, the balance of challenges and skills, and self-realization values.

@article{Waterman2003PredictingTS,
  title={Predicting the subjective experience of intrinsic motivation: the roles of self-determination, the balance of challenges and skills, and self-realization values.},
  author={Alan S. Waterman and Seth J Schwartz and Edie M Goldbacher and Hope Green and Christine Miller and Susheel Philip},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={1447-58}
}
A series of studies was conducted to investigate the contributions of self-determination, perceived competence, and self-realization values to the subjective experience of intrinsic motivation. Using varying sets of instructions in these studies, college undergraduates generated and subsequently evaluated panels of identity-related activities. Three measures of the subjective experience of intrinsic motivation were used as outcome variables: (a) interest, (b) flow experiences, and (c) feelings… CONTINUE READING

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