Motivation Theories

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The four motivation theories are Biological theory, Psychosocial theory of motivation, Biopsychosocial, and Achievement theory. Everyone has their own motivation in life for continuing education, and career choices. Each person also has Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivators. Intrinsic is an internal motivation for self satisfaction. Extrinsic is an external motivation, or reward for a person’s accomplishment. Motivation Theories: Linda was motivated to go back to school because she wanted an education that would help to further her in her career, or help her to move on to another one. Linda worked her way up in her field and found that people with a degree were earning more for the same position than she has. It is well known that in these times a degree is what an employer is now looking for. She also felt like she was in a state of complacency and needed to exercise her brain. This is the motivation behind Linda furthering her education. Linda believes that the Achievement motivation is her form of motivation. . Linda has a need to be challenged. When there are no challenges, she gets bored and becomes aloof. Going back to school has been a challenge for Linda. Linda has not been in school for over thirty years, she gets a sense of gratification every time she achieves a high grade. Earning a degree gives Linda the opportunity to be more competitive in her field, having a high GPA gives her self satisfaction that she has worked hard and gives her even more of an edge in the employment field, this is a goal Linda hopes to achieve. Audra is motivated to continue her education, and do well in school for a few reasons. She would like to set a good example for her three children, she wants to be successful, and she wants to earn... ... middle of paper ..., her daughter may end up living a life like hers was as a child. She believes the harder she works, and the better her grades the more successful she will be. Her goal is not to be filthy rich, but to see the smile on her daughters face when she comes home to a safe and happy environment. That is Jamie’s extrinsic reward. Our team member’s motivation theories are Achievement theory and Psychosocial theory. Each team member has a different motivation for continuing their education. All of us also have different Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivations. These motivators are what keep us motivated to continue our education and reach our final goal of having a degree and career in each of our chosen fields. Works Cited Carpenter, S., & Huffman, K. (2010). Visualizing Psychology (2nd ed.). Retrieved from

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