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Fall 2020


The purpose of this action research project was to examine the effects of intrinsic motivation strategies in the Family and Consumer Science classroom. Data was collected that examined pretest and posttest results of high school students in grades 9-12. The data gathered determined that there was a positive effect of the implemented intrinsic motivation strategies on the learners in General Foods, but it is unclear which strategy is more efficient than the others. Research shows that students struggle to stay motivated in middle school and high school. Creating opportunities for students to build intrinsic motivation may increase quality of work. It's important for facilitators to connect their content to the real-world and provide choice in assignments to build intrinsic motivation.