is the binary opposite to intrinsic motivation. Extrinsic motivation explains the drive for an individual to participate within a specific activity or role given the potential to achieve a reward or punishment.
What is EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION?
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EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION: "An extrinsic motivation is one of the main driving forces behind an individual's potential participation in a certain event or role."