Introduction to the self-determination construct

Michael L. Wehmeyer, Karrie A. Shogren, Todd D. Little, Shane J. Lopez

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Self-determination is a construct with a rich history in philosophy, social welfare, psychology, and education. This chapter overviews the origins of the self-determination construct, beginning with its application in philosophy, it's linkages to discussions of free will and volitional action, and continuing through to its implementation in motivation and personality psychology. The chapter introduces and overviews the origins of Self-Determination Theory and briefly introduces Causal Agency Theory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopment of Self-Determination Through the Life-Course
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media B.V.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789402410426
ISBN (Print)9789402410402
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


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