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									Intrinsic and Extrinsic
Motivation in Relation
to Right and Left Brain
Dominant People.
 Jacob Allan
 Keyla Jackson
 Justin Kisluk
 Jeff Macken
 Matt Syska
Research Question

 Is there a correlation between brain
  hemisphere dominance, and whether a
  person is intrinsically or extrinsically
  motivated?
Statistical hypothesis

 H0 : P1 = P2
     The percentages are equal
 HA : P1 ≠ P2
     The percentages are not equal
Terms
 Intrinsic Motivation- a person motivated by ones self, an
    internal drive and need to accomplish ones tasks.
   Extrinsic motivation- a person motivated by whether or
    not the situation will benefit them personally. Example
    they are looking for an external reward such as money or
    pleasure.
   Right brained- a person who dominantly uses their right
    hemisphere of their brain in everyday life. They tend to be
    more creative and spontaneous.
   Left brained- a person who dominantly uses their left
    hemisphere of their brain in everyday life. These people
    tend to follow facts and excel math and sciences.
   Survey- collect information from a sample of people that
    can be used to draw a conclusion about those people on
    a certain subject.
Background

 Though many studies have been done
 on right and left brained people, and
 intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, there
 are no studies or surveys that come to
 our attention that have included both
 concepts or have compared them to
 each other.
Significance

 This survey helps use to understand
  what types of teaching methods could be
  used on right and left brained people.
 Also what types of rewards should be
  given in the work place.
Procedure

 Creation of a comprehensive survey
 Survey validation
 Distribution of the survey
 Analysis of results
Process

 Distribute survey to selected homerooms
 Collect surveys
 Assess surveys
 Compare percentages
 Test the survey results
Variable Considerations

 Survey to be distributed
 Homeroom teachers to read the
  directions
 Sample Population
     Three homerooms from each grade
Ethics and Bias

 Make sure none of the questions are
  pertinent to the age group
 The group must have as little contact
  with people taking the survey as possible
Sample Survey Questions

 Is it easier to remember people’s:
     Names
    Faces

 Your desk or where you work is:
    Neat and organized

    Cluttered with stuff you might need

 Is it easier for you to understand:
    Algebra

    Geometry
Data
               Intrinsic     Neutral      Extrinsic   Total

Left Brain          43                8       22              73

Neutral             36                4        10             50
Brain
Right Brain         26            13           21             60

Total              105            25           53         183

Left Brain / Extrinsic: 22/73 = 30%

Right Brain / Intrinsic: 26/60 = 43%
Test

 Two sided z-test on proportions

                 .43  .30
   z
        .43(1  .43) .30 (1  .30 )
                     
            60             73


            z  1.558
Test
 Two sided z-test on proportions
       Z = 1.558
       α = 0.05
       P = 0.1148
 For 95% Confidence:
       Z* = 1.96
       Z* > Z
       α<P

 Failed to reject Null Hypothesis at given
   significance level
Conclusion

 Our results show that with 95%
  confidence we can say that there is a
  correlation between left/right brain
  dominance and type of motivation.
Problems/Changes

 Give the sample population more time to
  complete the surveys
 Honesty of participants
 Subjects returning unfinished surveys
 Adjust survey to be easier to assess
References
 "Motivation as a Personality Characteristic." 06 June
   2006
   <http://education.calumet.purdue.edu/vockell/edpsybook/
   edpsy5/edpsy5_personality.htm>.

 "Motivation: What Does the Research Say?" NW
   Regional Educational Laboratory. Oct. 2000.
   <http://www.nwrel.org/request/oct00/motivate.html>.

								
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