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Friday, March 17 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Easel 51: Interactions of Reward and Motivation Type on Workplace Relevant Performance

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This study attempts to investigate the effects of rewards on intrinsically or extrinsically motivated individuals on a workplace relevant task. In an attempt to capture a workplace relevant performance measure, participants first complete a series of math tasks measuring their accuracy and response times as they take the imagined role of an entry-level worker in a large accounting firm. On only one of the two rounds there is an opportunity for reward (a snack and chance to win a $50 amazon gift card). Afterwards, they complete both two motivation questionnaires assessing their reasons for working in their career or toward academic achievement. Finally they are assessed on their current affect. The first hypothesis is that extrinsically motivated individuals will show improved performance in the reward condition compared to intrinsically motivated individuals. The second hypothesis is that a reward manipulation would not significantly affect intrinsically motivated individuals’ performance.


Friday March 17, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Leyburn Library

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