Self Determination Theory Essay

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This study is anchored on the following theories namely: Self-determination theory from Ryan & Dec, (2015); Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation from Corpuz, (2011); Behaviorist theory of Bandura, (1977); Operant conditioning by Skinner, (1904-1990); and Pavlov, (1849-1936); Behaviourist model antiquated Kohn, (1999); and Social cognitivist views on motivation in Churchill, (2011) where humans as passive that behavior must be elicited by external motivation in the form of an incentive. Humanist motivational theories cited by Abraham Maslow, (1999); and Student performance in Keaney, (2012). Self-determination supports that all students have fundamental psychological needs to be competent, autonomous, and related to others. It is a theory…show more content…
Intrinsically motivated behavior as defined by Deci & Ryan, (1985) in Anghelcev & Eighmey (2013) is performed for no other reasons than for the sake of behavior and no external rewards. Learners engage in such behaviors have a feeling of competence and perceive the cause of their behavior to be internally motivated. This promotes the sense of satisfaction and self-determination. On the other hand, students who are intrinsically motivated have a goal to attain their objectives and push themselves to aim without reward as cited by Haider, et. al.,…show more content…
Motivation is often described as goal-directed behavior that linked to feelings of personal effectiveness and develops an intrinsic desire to learn. Students study because it produces personal positive consequences such as knowledge, competency or a sense of independence. Importantly, those who experience success are more likely to value their own competence than those who regularly experience failure (Churchill 2011). Cauley and Pannozzo (2011) proposed that beliefs about successes and failures affect expectations and goals concerning future
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