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Inspiring Parents

Motivation is the reason that underlines children behaviour. In psychology, there are two main types of motivation: intrinsic and extrinsic.

  • Intrinsic motivation refers to doing an activity for its inherent enjoyment.
  • Extrinsic motivation refers to doing an activity, not for its inherent enjoyment but instead for a separable outcome.

Although these two types of motivations may result in similar behaviour, studies have shown that when people engage in an activity out of intrinsic motivation, the quality of engagement and the results are both better​​.

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