Adams, N., Little, T. D & Ryan, RM. (2017). Self-determination theory. M. L. Wehmeyer, K. A. Shogren, T. D. Little and S. J. Lopez. Development of self-determination through the life-course 47-54. The Netherlands: Springer Science and Business Media. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1042-6_4
This chapter provides an introduction to Self-Determination Theory, a macro-theory that details the origins and outcomes of human agentic action. Basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness in Self-Determination Theory are introduced as is the relationship of need satisfaction to intrinsic motivation and the regulation of extrinsic motivation. Mini-theories associated with self-determination are introduced, and research on self-determination summarized.
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