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ERIC Number: EJ1050950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3737
Time to Pay Up: Analyzing the Motivational Potential of Financial Awards in a TIF Program
Rice, Jennifer King; Malen, Betty; Jackson, Cara; Hoyer, Kathleen Mulvaney
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, v37 n1 p29-49 Mar 2015
The effectiveness of educator incentive programs rests on the assumption that the potential rewards for participants will motivate them to behave in certain ways (e.g., choose certain jobs, expend greater effort, engage in capacity-building professional development). Some researchers have examined the impact of financial incentives on teacher behaviors and work conditions, but few look inside schools to examine how current teachers interpret their rewards, how payouts affect teachers' willingness to participate in these programs, and how incentives might be structured to motivate teachers. This mixed-methods study of one Teacher Incentive Fund-supported program addresses that gap. We draw on expectancy and goal setting theories to analyze teachers' reactions to financial rewards and how their reactions may shape the motivational potency of the incentives.
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Language: English
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