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The Difficulty Limited/Extensive choices pose:
Its Effect on motivation and Satisfaction

The Difficulty Limited and Extensive choices pose:
Its Effect on motivation and Satisfaction
Teagan. R. Donnelly
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HPS121 Psychology B:
Individual and Social Development

The Difficulty Limited/Extensive choices pose:
Its Effect on motivation and Satisfaction

Abstract
The conducted study is based on personal choice in limited and extensive choice experimental groups. It was conducted to further the research in choice overload and paralysis of the mind.
The central aim was to assess if people in limited choice groups were more motivated to win, found it less difficult to choose and were more satisfied
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The study used a consequence sample randomly allocating participants into the two experimental groups, either extensive choice or limited choice. There were 661 participants in this study, 546 of which were female and 115 of which were male. The ages ranged from 18-66 years of age:
(M=22.37 years, SD=7.51 years). Consent was gained through a disclaimer at the start of the survey, which stipulated and outlined the ethical issues.

Materials:

The Difficulty Limited/Extensive choices pose:
Its Effect on motivation and Satisfaction Photographs of four to five star hotels in Queensland, Australia, with descriptive words explaining the hotel were used. To test the hypothesis a 7-point Likert scale was used to indicate the participants satisfaction, motivation to win and the difficulty the experienced from choosing a hotel.

Procedure:

Students of Hps121 were asked to complete a survey at their discretion. One lucky student had the chance to win a $400.00 reimbursement for the hotel they chose in the study. Participants were then given a link to the survey online via cloud Deakin. There was a consent form outlining the ethical issues and participants could either accept or decline to participate. The participants that voluntarily participated were then randomly categorised into the two experimental groups: one limited choice and the other extensive choice. Photographs of hotels that were four

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