2.5.4.Functions of motivation
(i) Motives encourage a learner in his learning activities.
(Eg.) Extrinsic motives like prizes, medals etc., motivate children.
(ii) Motives act as selectors of the type of activity in which the person desires to engage.
(Eg.) Selection of courses.
(iii) Motives direct and regulate behaviour.
(Eg.) discipline in schools etc.