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The Impact of Performance-Contingent Rewards on Perceived Autonomy and Competence

The Impact of Performance-Contingent Rewards on Perceived Autonomy and Competence,10.1023/A:1022819120237,Motivation and Emotion,Nathalie Houlfort,Ric

The Impact of Performance-Contingent Rewards on Perceived Autonomy and Competence   (Citations: 8)
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Two studies examined the impact of performance-contingent rewards on perceived autonomy, competence, and intrinsic motivation. Autonomy was measured in terms of both decisional and affective reports. The first study revealed an undermining effect of performance-contingent rewards on affective reports of autonomy among university students, and an increase in reports of competence. Decisional autonomy judgements were unaffected by rewards. The second study replicated this pattern of findings among elementary school children. These results help resolve Cognitive Evaluation Theory's (E. L. Deci & R. M. Ryan, 1985; R. M. Ryan, V. Mims, & R. Koestner, 1983) and Eisenberger, Rhoades, et al.'s (R. Eisenberger, L. Rhoades, & J. Cameron, 1999) divergent positions on the impact of performance-contingent rewards on autonomy. The studies also included measures of intrinsic motivation.
Journal: Motivation and Emotion - MOTIV EMOTION , vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 279-295, 2002
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    • ...Autonomy consists of both affective autonomy (ie, absence of feelings of pressure and tension) and decisional autonomy (ie, feeling of choice: Houlfort, Koestener, Joussemet, Nantel–Vivier, & Lekes, 2002)...

    Katie E. Gunnellet al. Assessing Psychological Need Satisfaction in Exercise Contexts: Issues...

    • ...Deci and Ryan (1985) discuss that all rewards carry signals that may enhance commitment through influencing perceived autonomy (feeling as if one has total freedom of choice) and/or competence (mastery of one’s situation/environment) (Deci 1972; Houlfort et al. 2002)...

    Joanna Phillips Melanconet al. Managing rewards to enhance relational worth

    • ...In a later series of two experiments, however, Houlfort, Koestner, Joussemet, Natel-Vivier, and Lekes (2002) confirmed Eisenberger et al...

    Daniel C. Gansteret al. Performance-Based Rewards and Work Stress

    • ...Such incentives are often associated with feelings of pressure to perform a task and performance-contingent rewards, in particular, have been linked with anxiety about one's performance (Houlfort, Koestner, Joussemet, Nantel-Vivier, & Lekes, 2002)...

    Kimberley J. Bartholomewet al. A review of controlling motivational strategies from a self-determinat...

    • ...While decisional autonomy (Houlfort, Koestner, Joussemet, Nantel-Vivier, & Lekes, 2002) reflects an important subcomponent of autonomy, it is also critical to assess individuals’ phenomenological experience of pressure and tension versus volition and psychological freedom, labeled with the term affective autonomy by Houlfort et al. (2002)...
    • ...While decisional autonomy (Houlfort, Koestner, Joussemet, Nantel-Vivier, & Lekes, 2002) reflects an important subcomponent of autonomy, it is also critical to assess individuals’ phenomenological experience of pressure and tension versus volition and psychological freedom, labeled with the term affective autonomy by Houlfort et al. (2002)...

    Simon J. Sebireet al. Development and Validation of the Goal Content for Exercise Questionna...

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