Self-determination theory

Nicole Adams, Todd D. Little, Richard M. Ryan

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopment of Self-Determination Through the Life-Course
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media B.V.
Pages47-54
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789402410426
ISBN (Print)9789402410402
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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