Towards understanding the effects of individual gamification elements on intrinsic motivation and performance

  title={Towards understanding the effects of individual gamification elements on intrinsic motivation and performance},
  author={Elisa D. Mekler and Florian Br{\"u}hlmann and Alexandre N. Tuch and Klaus Opwis},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
Research on the effectiveness of gamification has proliferated over the last few years, but the underlying motivational mechanisms have only recently become object of empirical research. It has been suggested that when perceived as informational, gamification elements, such as points, levels and leaderboards, may afford feelings of competence and hence enhance intrinsic motivation and promote performance gains. We conducted a 2 4 online experiment that systematically examined how points… CONTINUE READING
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