Definition of motivation research in English:

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motivation research

Pronunciation: /ˌmōdəˈvāSHən rəˈsərCH/ /rēˈsərCH/ /ˈrēˌsərCH/

Entry from US English dictionary


The psychological or sociological investigation of motives, especially those influencing the decisions of consumers.
Example sentences
  • In the last 20 years, achievement goal theory has emerged as an important framework in motivation research.
  • This section summarizes some more recent findings of motivation research as applied to education.
  • The final exam will be an oral exam and will focus on the practical implications of motivation research and theory for the classroom.

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Syllabification: mo·ti·va·tion re·search

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