Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Education: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following people is considered intrinsically motivated?

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1. Extrinsic motivation is defined as _____.

2. Based on the overjustification effect, which of the following is most likely to experience decreased intrinsic motivation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to help you examine what you have learned about the types of motivation. Some of the information that you will be evaluated on includes extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, the overjustification effect, and insufficient punishment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess you on the following info from the lesson:

  • The definition of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation
  • The effects of overjustification on motivation
  • Identify factors that increase or decrease intrinsic motivation
  • The effects of punishment on motivation

Skills Practiced

Use these assessments to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on types of motivation
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as self-perception theory and the overjustification effect
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation

Additional Learning

To learn more about the different kinds of motivation, review the companion lesson on Types of Motivation in Education. The following objectives can be found in this lesson:

  • Define and understand intrinsic motivation
  • Define and understand extrinsic motivation
  • Identify and understand the overjustification effect
  • Know and understand the self-perception theory
  • Understand insufficient punishment