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In cognitive evaluation theory, the extent to which extrinsic rewards provide positive feedback about an outcome and thereby increase intrinsic motivation by enhancing feelings of competence. According to the theory, people are intrinsically motivated to perform activities that make them feel competent. If a reward, such as ‘best player’ award, makes an individual feel more competent, it will increase intrinsic motivation. Compare controlling aspect.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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