Date of Award

12-1-2010

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

Abstract

The present study investigates teacher's attitudes about rewards in the classroom. A sample of elementary teachers was surveyed to examine how rewards were used with their students. Teacher's attitudes about rewards were also measured. Results indicated that all teachers in the sample use some kind of reward in their classroom. The majority of teachers thought that rewards can help increase participation and academic achievement. Overall teachers did not feel that student's intrinsic motivation decreased when extrinsic rewards were given.

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