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a. The act or process of motivating: the coach's effective motivation of her players.
b. The state of being motivated; having a desire or willingness to act: students with a high level of motivation.
2. Something that motivates; an inducement, reason, or goal: "If your primary motivation in life is to be moral, you don't become an artist" (Mary Gordon).

mo′ti·va′tion·al adj.
mo′ti·va′tion·al·ly adv.


in a motivational manner
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It is not clear, it seems to me, that musics bracketed as Western are emotionally and motivationally all the same.
IB students and students who took a heavy AP course load--that is, students whose schedules tended to be rigid and contained mostly ability-grouped courses--were more likely than students taking only one or two AP courses to report being negatively stereotyped by other students, feeling intellectually and motivationally different from general education peers, having fewer friends outside of their advanced courses, and experiencing stress and fatigue.
Adolescence is a time of changes--academically, motivationally, and emotionally along with the surprising (and sometimes horrific) physical metamorphosis.
Among the definitions that caught my eye were: Dead: living impaired; drunk: spatially perplexed; failure: non-traditional success; ignorant: factually unencumbered; lazy: motivationally dispossessed; and messy: differently organised (I have a daughter like that).
According to Schwartz (1992, 1994), 56 or 57 values items were isolated in his critical literature review to represent a priori theorized 10 motivationally distinct value types which are organized on two axial dimensions in response to three universal requirements of human existence.
Schwartz has found that 10 motivationally distinct types of values are empirically organized into two bipolar dimensions: Openness to Change versus Conservation, and Self-Enhancement versus Self-Transcendence.
A Coors beer ad orients us towards certain values and steers us motivationally as much as Middlemarch (indeed, the relative simplicity and directness of the ad may make it more effective with respect to this orientational function).
Motivationally he is one of the best you will come across.
Zajonc showed that the human mind has both an ancient, automatic, very fast and optimal affective system that constantly and unconsciously evaluates its environment and a newer, slower and motivationally weaker cognitive system, which is preceded, permeated and influenced by the affective system.
It means that even the corporate culture is created and influenced by the individual employees, on the other hand it greatly influences unwritten patterns of their behavior, and so it influences the employees motivationally or contrary, as a strong de-motivator.
The delay becomes linguistically and motivationally counterproductive to learning foreign languages.