On the assessment of situational intrinsic and extrinsic motivation : the Situational Motivation Scale (SIMS).

Authors: Guay, Frédéric; Vallerand, Robert J.; Blanchard, Céline
Abstract: The purpose of the present research was to develop and validate a situational (or state) measure of motivation, the Situational Motivation Scale (SIMS). The SIMS is designed to assess the constructs of intrinsic motivation, identified regulation, external regulation, and amotivation (E. L. Deci & R. M. Ryan, 1985, 1991) in field and laboratory settings. Five studies were conducted to develop and validate the SIMS. Overall, results show that the SIMS is composed of 4 internally consistent factors. The construct validity of the scale is also supported by correlations with other constructs as postulated by current theories. Moreover, the SIMS is responsive to experimental induction as evidenced by data gathered through a laboratory study. In sum, the SIMS represents a brief and versatile self-report measure of situational intrinsic motivation, identified regulation, external regulation, and amotivation.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 September 2000
Open Access Date: 10 May 2017
Document version: AM
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/14012
This document was published in: Motivation and Emotion, Vol. 24 (3), 175–213 (2000)
Alternative version: 10.1023/A:1005614228250
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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