Presentation Title

The Role of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Resilience Among College Students and Military Members

Location

Guzman 201, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-17-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

4-17-2019 5:00 PM

Department

Psychology

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Matt Davis, PhD

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. It also plays a vital role in how we interpret and live life. Through day to day life, we continuously are exposed to changes, problems, and adversity. Is it extrinsic, or intrinsic factors that help build our resilience; or does one lifestyle make an impact into who you are, and how you encounter these obstacles in life? The purpose of this study is to look at whether extrinsic or intrinsic factors play a role in the levels of resilience and comparing levels of resilience in college students to those of active military members. I hypothesize that students in college will have a higher level of Intrinsic Motivation, and that military members will have a higher level of resilience. I have made these hypotheses since in the military you often do not have a choice on what needs to do done, the mission comes first. While as a college student, you must have the intrinsic motivation to complete assignments and show up to class to ensure that you are staying up to date with assignments and progress of the class. The reason for focusing on college students and active military members is because of the vast differences in lifestyles and be able to compare both and see if there is a key difference. The research will investigate whether each kind of motivation plays a role in an individual’s level of resilience. Factors such as feeling of belonging, and closeness to family can have an impact on the levels of resilience.

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The Role of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation in Resilience Among College Students and Military Members

Guzman 201, Dominican University of California

Resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. It also plays a vital role in how we interpret and live life. Through day to day life, we continuously are exposed to changes, problems, and adversity. Is it extrinsic, or intrinsic factors that help build our resilience; or does one lifestyle make an impact into who you are, and how you encounter these obstacles in life? The purpose of this study is to look at whether extrinsic or intrinsic factors play a role in the levels of resilience and comparing levels of resilience in college students to those of active military members. I hypothesize that students in college will have a higher level of Intrinsic Motivation, and that military members will have a higher level of resilience. I have made these hypotheses since in the military you often do not have a choice on what needs to do done, the mission comes first. While as a college student, you must have the intrinsic motivation to complete assignments and show up to class to ensure that you are staying up to date with assignments and progress of the class. The reason for focusing on college students and active military members is because of the vast differences in lifestyles and be able to compare both and see if there is a key difference. The research will investigate whether each kind of motivation plays a role in an individual’s level of resilience. Factors such as feeling of belonging, and closeness to family can have an impact on the levels of resilience.