describes the participation or otherwise engagement in a task, by an individual, with which the driving force behind is the hope or interest in gaining a reward from the participation.

EXTRINSIC INTEREST: "Most participants in groups where there is no real reward for their participation have an extrinsic interest in the role."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EXTRINSIC INTEREST," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/extrinsic-interest/ (accessed May 10, 2021).