The importance of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for measuring IQ

Borghans, Lex, Meijers, Huub and ter Weel, Bas (2013). The importance of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for measuring IQ. UNU-MERIT.

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    Author Borghans, Lex
    Meijers, Huub
    ter Weel, Bas
    Title The importance of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for measuring IQ
    Publication Date 2013
    Place of Publication Maastricht, NL
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Pages n/a
    Abstract This research provides an economic model of the way people behave during an IQ test. We distinguish a technology that describes how time investment improves performance from preferences that determine how much time people invest in each question. We disentangle these two elements empirically using data from a laboratory experiment. The main findings are that both intrinsic (questions that people like to work on) and extrinsic motivation (incentive payments) increase time investments and as a result performance. The presence of incentive payments seems to be more important than the size of the reward. Intrinsic and extrinsic motivations turn out to be complements.
    Keyword Incentives
    Cognitive test scores
    JEL J20
    J24
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2013
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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