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 selfdetermination are introduced, and research on self-determination summarized.
|Title of host publication||Development of Self-Determination Through the Life-Course|
|Publisher||Springer Science+Business Media B.V.|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|