For the satisfaction I experience from taking on interesting challenges.
Because it allows me to earn money.
Because this is the type of work I chose to do to attain a certain lifestyle.
Because it is part of the way in which I have chosen to live my life.
Because this job is a part of my life.
For the income it provides me.
Because I want to be very good at this work, otherwise I would be very disappointed.
I ask myself this question, I don’t seem to be able to manage the important tasks related to this work.
I don’t know why, we are provided with unrealistic working conditions.
Because I derive much pleasure from learning new things.
Because I want to be a “winner” in life.
Because it has become a fundamental part of who I am.
Because it is the type of work I have chosen to attain certain objectives.
Because I want to succeed at this job, if not I would be very ashamed of myself.
For the satisfaction I experience when I am successful at doing difficult tasks.
Because I chose this type of work to attain my career goals.
Because this type of work provides me with security.
I don’t know, too much is expected of us.
INTRINSIC AND EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION
According to researchers of Cognitive Evaluation Theory (CET) and Self-Determination Theory (SDT), work motivation can run the gamut from intrinsic (fully internal) motivation to extrinsic (fully external). Generally, those same researchers regard the former kinds of motivation as superior to the latter in work contexts, and argue that they produce greater work satisfaction and improved performance.
In this interactive, you’ll be asked to answer 18 questions about your own work motivation using the Work Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation Scale (WEIMS; see Tremblay et al., 2009). You will receive feedback concerning your overall levels of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, as well as more specific detail about your levels of identified motivation, introjected motivation, and amotivation.