2+ Year Member
- May 14, 2017
The question asks us to apply the results of study 1, which found that extrinsically motivated individuals experienced increased motivation with a monetary reward, while intrinsically motivated individuals experienced decreased feelings of motivation with a monetary reward. The question then asks what would happen to the motivation of an intrinsically motivated employee getting a raise.
I didn't think this could be determined from the study. An increase in salary means giving MORE money to an intrinsically motivated individual who already receives a paycheck. The study addresses giving money as a reward vs not giving money at all. It is not mentioned what effect increasing the monetary compensation will have. How do we know that this will further decrease motivation? Thoughts on this?