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SHARE Several years ago, I was a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin struggling to come up with an idea for my dissertation on the effects of competition on intrinsic motivation.
Much of my interest in motivation stemmed from my own experiences in athletics and academics. I had long been fascinated why some individuals had tremendous passion for what they did, whereas others did not. As I biked into the park, I saw a couple dozen men playing pick-up basketball.
I biked on and saw hundreds of men and women playing co-ed softball.
Finally, as I exited the park, I saw several games of youth soccer taking place. I was struck by a simple, but testable hypothesis: To date, the vast majority of research on competition had pitted it against either non-competitive or cooperative conditions.
Judy Harackiewicz my graduate advisor and I conducted four years of research at my summer basketball camps www. In those studies, we had kids shoot free throws the first day of camp. On the second day of camp, we gave kids a goal after assigning them to one of four experimental conditions. Individual - kids shot alone and tried to meet a goal e.
After shooting free throws, campers were informed whether they met their goal or won the competition. Campers then completed a questionnaire that measured their enjoyment of the activity, a commonly used self-report measure of intrinsic motivation.
Across four studies, we found clear and consistent evidence that kids enjoyed shooting free-throws more when they were part of a team in competition against another team intergroup competition compared to when they were simply cooperating, competing, or shooting alone.
This led us to conclude that both competition and cooperation can provide unique benefits to individuals and that each may have some drawbacks when experienced alone.
Thus, this combination of cooperation and competition provides the best of both worlds to participants, and helps explain why team sports are so popular around the world.
Competition is pervasive in our culture, and can be a double-edged sword. Part of the reason team sports are so appealing in our culture is that they provide individuals the opportunity to compete and cooperate at the same time.
The effects of cooperation and competition on intrinsic motivation and performance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, Aug 22, · They have a competitor in Bitcoin.
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