English: Researchers struggle to conceptualise Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), because the prevailing construct is constantly challenged by new research findings. However, the current focus of research has turned to the processes underlying the problem, such as motivational factors. The purpose of this paper is therefore to investigate whether there is a significant difference between children with ADHD and children without ADHD in terms of the components of their intrinsic motivation. A sound theoretical basis for the research was established and an empirical investigation was undertaken. Conclusions are discussed and strategies are recommended to address the motivational problems of children with ADHD.