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Unformatted text preview: motivation cont 17/11/2009 11:13:00 ← Theories of achievement motivation • Need achievement theory • Attribution theory • Achievement goal theory • Competence motivation theory ← ← need achievement is an interactional theory- • personality x situation • the most important contribution of Need achievement theory is its task preference and performance predictions ← ← attribution theory- denotes how people look at their successes and failures ← the important dimensions in the theory are: • stability • locus of causality • locus of control attributions are important because they affect future expectations of successes and failure and subsequent emotional reactions Achievement Goal Theory- involves three factors which interact to determine a person’s motivation • achievement goals o outcome oriented or task oriented • perceived ability o high/low ability and competence • achievement behavior o effort, persistence, task choice competence motivation theory • people are motivated to feel worthy or competent o such feelings are the determinants of motivation • feelings of control as to learning and performing skills • such influence emotional states which is turn affect Motivation • key link between competence and motivation • motivated to feel worthy and the feeling of competent • perceiving to have talent then you are motivated to do things Guidelines for building motivation • situations and traits motivate people • there are multiple motives with people...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course EXSC 310 taught by Professor Callaghan during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07