National Library of Australia

We’re delighted to be able to increase our reading room services and opening hours. Read more...

You must be logged in to Tag Records
Internal, External and Central Incentives of College Teaching [microform] / Robert R. Zimmermann
Bib ID 5201508
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Zimmermann, Robert R
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1968 
20 p. 
Summary

Certain needs are perceived as a set of motivational systems that are necessary for satisfactory adjustment to the teaching profession. The college professor is described as an individual who is low on economic motivation, is not survival oriented, and has high ethical standards and a strong need to communicate facts and ideas to others. In terms of college teaching as a motivated behavior, the professor is not stimulated by internal systems of basic biological drives and their derived drives for money and material gains. Competence appears to be an important motivational source. However, in the model described, the primary motivational system for entering and remaining in college teaching is called the central incentive system, which is powerful in initiation and maintaining qualities, has little to do with survival, and is compatible to other motivational systems. Man can respond to this system by enjoying pleasure for pleasure's sake. In the case of a college professor, pleasure is derived from the maintenance and perpetration of scholarly, intellectual, and unproductive ideas. It is only within an academic community that this form of pleasure may be maintained. Students in their junior year who evince a motivation toward curiosity and the manipulation of ideas should be challenged with a central incentive. The ensuing interaction of the competence incentive system and the central incentive system will increase the quantity and quality of students entering the profession of college professor. (WM)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California, 1968.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Cognitive Ability.  |  Student Development.  |  Values.  |  College Faculty.  |  Incentives.  |  Motivation.  |  Need Gratification.  |  Teaching.
Other authors/contributors Montana Univ., Missoula
Available From ERIC 

Online

In the Library

Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

Details Collect From
mc 2253 ED030367 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

Order a copy

- Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.