Task-involving and ego-involving properties of evaluation: Effects of different feedback conditions on motivational perceptions, interest, and performance.

@article{Butler1987TaskinvolvingAE,
  title={Task-involving and ego-involving properties of evaluation: Effects of different feedback conditions on motivational perceptions, interest, and performance.},
  author={Ruth Butler},
  journal={Journal of Educational Psychology},
  year={1987},
  volume={79},
  pages={474-482}
}
  • R. Butler
  • Published 1 December 1987
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Educational Psychology
I designed this study to test the hypothesis that the impact of information about performance on subsequent intrinsic motivation depends significantly on the degree to which this information promotes a task-involved or an ego-involved motivational orientation. A total of 200 fifth- and sixth-grade students with high or low school achievement were given interesting divergent thinking tasks in each of three sessions. Individual comments, numerical grades, standardized praise, or no feedback were… 

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