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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 persons 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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