Instrumentality, task value, and intrinsic motivation: Making sense of their independent interdependence

Jenefer Husman, W. Pitt Derryberry, H. Michael Crowson, Richard Lomax

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Abstract

The relationships among instrumentality, task value, and intrinsic orientation were investigated among undergraduate students. The sample comprised 207 undergraduates who were participating in a lower-division human development course. Results confirm that endogenous instrumentality is an independent construct, which - although related to task value and intrinsic motivation - is empirically and theoretically distinguishable. Results suggest that the present orientation of intrinsic motivation and task value (as measured by the MSLQ) may serve a different motivational function than the more future oriented endogenous instrumentality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-76
Number of pages14
JournalContemporary Educational Psychology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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