Do internal and external sources need to be complementary for motivation to occur? Is it possible, for example, to motivate a student to obtain an A grade if he or she does not value an A grade more than a C grade? Explain your answer.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 3:12 am ad1c9bdddf
There are different theories that can be used to explain this concept in motivation. Using self determination theory as proposed by Deci & Ryan (2000), we can explain it in this way:
An individual who finds more gratification through fulfillment of his intrinsic needs will be motivated by internal sources. If I cherish peace more than money, I will be motivated to go for a long walk rather than work extra ...
The self determination theory of motivation is carefully applied.