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›› 2008, Vol. 16 ›› Issue (1): 98-105.

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Intrinsic Motivation and Its Antecedents

Chen Zhixia;Wu Hao   

  1. Department of Sociology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology,Wuhan 430074,China
  • Received:2007-04-23 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2008-01-15 Published:2008-01-15
  • Contact: Chen Zhixia

Abstract: This paper systematic introduced the development of research on intrinsic motivation and its antecedents, discussed the problems on the present research and the direction of future research. Intrinsic motivation is a kind of motivation which origin from the process of work and intrinsic spirit need. Its antecedents mainly include individual’s interests and needs, traits of work task, achievement goal, self-efficacy, empowerment and exchange, extrinsic rewards, etc. The topics which need pay more attention in future research include the construct of intrinsic motivation, moderate and mediate factors, interaction of multi-variables, the multi-model of the mechanism of intrinsic motivation,etc

Key words: intrinsic motivation, self-efficacy, achievement goal, extrinsic rewar

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