motivation in theory - introductionWhat is Motivation?
Buchanan defines motivation as follows:
"Motivation is a decision-making process, throughwhich the individual chooses the desired outcomesand sets in motion the behaviour appropriate tothem".
How does motivation differ from "motives"Buchanan defines motives as:
"learned influences on human behaviour that leadus to pursue particular goals because they arevalued".
Motivation can therefore be thought of as the degreeto which an individual
to engagein certain behaviours.
: are you motivated to study? Theanswer lies in whether you(1) Want to study - what are the reasons, if so?(2) Choose to study? - Why are you reading theserevision notes? What factors mean that you havetaken the decision to study? How much effort do youput in?