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ERIC Number: EJ1007291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
The Importance of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation for Measuring IQ
Borghans, Lex; Meijers, Huub; ter Weel, Bas
Economics of Education Review, v34 p17-28 Jun 2013
This research provides an economic model of the way people behave during an IQ test. We distinguish a technology that describes how time investment improves performance from preferences that determine how much time people invest in each question. We disentangle these two elements empirically using data from a laboratory experiment. The main findings is that both intrinsic (questions that people like to work on) and extrinsic motivation (incentive payments) increase time investments and as a result performance. The presence of incentive payments seems to be more important than the size of the reward. Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation turn out to be complements. (Contains 4 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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