According to this perspective, people resemble performers in action.
For example, a clerk may try to appear busier than he or she actually is if a supervisor happens to be watching.
While research previously has indicated that extrinsic motivation is not a building block of self-determination, recent research has suggested that “these behavioral types differ in the extent to which they represent self-determined” behaviors in contrast to a more controlled response and furthermore, when paired with intrinsic motivators extrinsic motivators may not inhibit motivation (Wormington, Corpus & Anderson, 2012).
The determining factor that makes these behaviors more self-determined rather than extrinsic is the factor of internalization (Deci, Vallerand, Pelletier, & Ryan, 1991, p. Internalization is a proactive process through which individuals transform their regulatory processes into internal processes (Schafer, 1968).
External regulation represents the "least self-determined form of extrinsic motivation”.
An example of this kind of behavior is an example of a student who studies before playing outside because they would feel guilty about not working first and playing later (Vansteenkiste, Lens & Deci, 2006, p. Identified Regulation Identification is “the process of identifying with the value of an activity and accepting regulation of the activity as one's own” (Vansteenkiste, Lens & Deci, 2006, p. When individuals value the personal relevance of an activity and willingly engage in the activity, then this represents a more significant form of internalization than other types of externalization.ing Theory and Self-Care Speaker Notes This paper is associated with a Power Point presentation, khhfselfcare.ppt, and provides the text of the spreader notes for this 5 slide Power Point project.The project addresses the critical nature of self-care management in regards to heart failure patients. While behaviors resulting from identification are still extrinsic in nature, identified regulation occurs because of one's own volition, which approximates intrinsic motivation.In this way, identification behavior integrates the two types of motivation into a composite behavior.