Self-determination & Cognitive Evaluation Theories: Employee Motivation


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Which statement is true regarding intrinsic and extrinsic motivation?

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1. Andrea, the accounting manager, only cares that her employees turn in all assigned tasks at the end of the day. Her employees are free to do the work as they choose. Which of the three inherent psychological needs does Andrea satisfy for her employees?

2. Which of the three inherent psychological needs are satisfied for potential lawyers when they pass the bar exam their state requires before they can practice law?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Complete this interactive quiz to gauge your knowledge of the self-determination theory. Quiz topics include the characteristics of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Competence
  • Relatedness
  • Autonomy

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what autonomy involves and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related organizational behavior lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the effect of losing part of one's autonomy on a task

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson Self-determination & Cognitive Evaluation Theories: Employee Motivation. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the self-determination theory proposes
  • Identify the three inherent needs we all share
  • Describe the difference between autonomy and competence
  • Explain what the cognitive evaluation theory also describes about our motivation
  • Appreciate when we do something for a reward or for our own enjoyment