Citation: Huitt, W. (2005). Reasons for lack of motivation. Educational Psychology Interactive. Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University. Retrieved [date], from http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/motivation/reaslck.html
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Reasons for Lack of Motivation Stipek
Why Students Are Not Motivated to Learn
Why Intelligent People Fail
- Present activities not seen as related to important goals.
- Do not have (or believe one does not have) the ability to do present activities or obtain future goals.
- Distractibility and lack of concentration
- Spreading oneself too thin or too thick
- Inability or unwillingness to see the forest for the trees
- Lack of balance between critical, analytic thinking and creative, synthetic thinking
- Using the wrong abilities
- Feelings/emotions about present activities are generally negative.
- Satisfaction of achieving goals seems in distant future.
- Personal problems interfere with present activities.
- Misattribution of blame
- Fear of failure
- Excessive self-pity
- Excessive dependency
- Wallowing in personal difficulties
- Too little or too much self-confidence
- Do not have a written list of important goals that define success personally.
- Believe that present goals or activities are wrong for individual.
- Important goals conflict with present activities.
- Failure to initiate
- Lack of motivation
- Lack of perservance and perseveration
- Inability to complete tasks and to follow through
- Lack of impulse control
- Inability to translate thought into action
- Lack of product orientation
- Inability to delay gratification
- Extrinsic incentives are low.
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