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Based on the self-determination and positive psychology theory, teachers' motivation links the relationship between psychological capital and teacher well-being and discusses their theoretical and practical benefits. It is argued that the scientific literature from wide-ranging and diverse studies on teachers' well-being in elementary and secondary...
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Self-regulated promoting practices foster students’ development of metacognition, motivation and strategic action. These underlying learning competencies improve students' academic, social, emotional and career outcomes. Although beneficial, the development of self-regulated promoting practices is challenging, particularly for teacher candidates. T...
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The present research aimed to test an Amharic version of the multi-dimensional Work Task Motivation Scale for Teachers (WTMST), which measures the five pillars of university instructors' motivation toward teaching and student evaluation tasks based on self-determination theory (SDT). Therefore, the WTMST offers the first instrument to measure all f...
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Micro-entrepreneurs play a critical role in alleviating poverty in subsistence marketplaces through their business relationships with microfinance institutions. Despite the enormous importance of these relationships, a critical research question on the dimensions of business relationship quality and their overall effects on relationship outcomes re...
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Vocabulary learning is often assigned as out-of-class learning, which learners need to autonomously initiate and be motivated to sustain. Under such learning modes, though independent learners may need less motivational scaffolding, learners who prefer a more interactive study environment may need to be provided with assistance to boost their motiv...
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The “11 for Health in Denmark” in‐school educational football program has shown to have numerous positive physiological and psychological effects in 10–12‐year‐old schoolchildren. A key part of the successful application of the program, however, has not yet been examined, namely the motivational processes underlying participation and behavioral cha...
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Sports apps are third-party applications for smartphones or wearables that can help users record fitness data and guide their exercise behavior. Many Chinese college students are compelled to use sports apps for running exercises to improve their physical health and cultivate extracurricular exercise habits; however, the acceptance and use of sport...
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It is an important issue for vocational school students to have good adaptability for their future life. This study combines career construction theory and self-determination theory to construct a model to explore the relationship between the “motivation,” “self-efficacy,” “fear of failure,” “career adaptability,” and “meaning in life” of vocationa...
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Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk menguji socioemotional wealth sebagaisebuah value pada perusahaan keluarga dalam kerangka model self-determination theory. Achievement motivation adalah variabel mediasi dalam penelitian ini. Variabel independent alam penelitian ini adalah competency, autonomy, dan relatedness. Dengan demikian analisis jalur ditel...
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Basic psychological needs theory postulates that a social environment that satisfies individuals' three basic psychological needs of autonomy, competence, and relatedness leads to optimal growth and well-being. On the other hand, the frustration of these needs is associated with ill-being and depressive symptoms foremost investigated in non-clinica...
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This study sheds light on the strengths-based approach and the deficit correction approach regarding training and development at work. The former is operationalized by perceived organizational support for strength use (POSSU) and strengths use behaviors (SUB), and the latter through perceived organizational support for deficit correction (POSDC) an...
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This paper proposes an improved k-means clustering algorithm to analyze the mental health education of college students. It offers an improved k-means clustering algorithm with optimized centroid selection to address the problems of randomly selected class cluster centroids that lead to inconsistent algorithm results and easily fall into local opti...
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This study aimed to analyze the influence of academic motivation on procrastination and, in turn, to examine the impact of procrastination on academic achievement, on the grounds of self-determination theory. Undergraduate students (N = 928) completed a sociodemographic and academic survey, the Tuckman Procrastination Scale, and the Academic Motiva...
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Purpose – Drawing upon the cross-cultural adjustment model and self-determination theory, this study investigated the influence of cross-cultural adjustment (CCA: work, interactional, and general adjustment) and motivation (autonomous and controlled) on the innovative work behavior of self-initiated expatriates (SIEs). Design/methodology/approach –...
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The objective of the present study was to examine the relationship between resistance to ageism-based frailty (A-BF) and physical activity (PA) and sport in a cohort of women, aged 65 and older, living in Central Italy. The study was conducted in the spring of 2021 when rigorous COVID-19 containment measures were in force across Italy. A quanti-qua...
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Thanks to developments in AI, algorithmic management is fast expanding across sectors and drastically altering the nature of labour. Researchers in the social sciences have been captivated by the concept of algorithmic management ever since the first articles appeared in 2015. The quick growth of the phenomena is one factor, but the significant que...
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The purpose of the present two studies was to investigate whether in framing messages that target salient beliefs of youth, the type of goal framed matter to promote physical activity (PA) participation among low-active adolescents (i.e., participating in less than 1 h/day of moderate-to-vigorous PA). More specifically, the main trial (study 2) com...
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Purpose The interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become burgeoning in the construction industry as firms are under constant pressure from socially conscious stakeholders to demonstrate their efforts to address various CSR issues. This study aims to unveil the key practices and impact factors (KPIFs) of CSR implementation in constru...
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Socially responsible investment (SRI) is a form of investment that strives to generate both social and financial rewards for investors. This research seeks to examine the Indian retail investors' investment behaviour towards SRI. The growth is being observed in the number of retail investors looking to invest in firms that promote social or environ...
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Parenting plays a vital role in children’s development. Children’s competence motivation is a unique and essential element of children’s approaches to learning. However, little is known about the relationship and the underlying mechanisms between parenting and children’s competence motivation. The present study examined the relationship between pos...
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Objective: Researchers sought to examine experiences of stress, mental health, and work outcomes for those in higher education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants: Graduate students and professors completed an online survey in June 2020 (N= 1,794). Methods: Participants completed measures of stress, depression, and anxiety as well as items r...
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Emerging adults are a crucial group in our society, and research indicates that they rarely consider themselves adults because their cognitive, social, and emotional capacities are undergoing transi-tionary changes, affecting how they learn. Prior studies have not considered sufficiently the characteristics and needs of emerging adult learners in a...
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In Australia, young adults are more likely to experience psychological distress than other age-groups. Accordingly, volunteer work engagement may act as an important tool for supporting psychological wellbeing. The present study relies on the job demands–resources model and self-determination theory to help understand the negative consequences of h...
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Although proactive “bottom-up” job design such as job crafting can stimulate employees’ autonomy and enthusiasm more than the traditional “top-down” job design, it does not mean that the “top-down” organizational targets, policies, and resource support are not important. Only when the “bottom-up” job crafting is combined with the “top-down” organiz...
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Implementing the idea of gamification in mobile-assisted language learning has recently been gaining increasing attention from academia and industry. However, few studies have investigated students’ motivation to use and their acceptance of popular gamified English vocabulary learning apps. This study proposes a theoretical framework combining the...
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Self-tracking technologies have the potential to increase users’ motivation to engage in healthy behaviours. However, the Theory of Self-Determination (SDT) shows that motivation lies on a spectrum. The ways behaviours are initiated and sustained have a significant impact on a person’s physical and emotional wellbeing. Research suggests that self-t...
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The education sector is constantly progressing its competency paradigm by establishing a nexus between practical, theoretical, and technical dimensions of teaching and learning. In the modern age of education, hackathons are becoming increasingly prominent in providing an optimal academic environment that connects classroom learnings to real‐life s...
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Learning in a teaching practicum is highly intraindividual. However, to date, this dynamic process has been investigated mainly through trait-like, interindividual (between-person) statistics, whereas a state-like intraindividual (within-person) perspective, especially regarding motivation, has been rarely applied. This study aimed to disentangle t...
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With the service-dominant logic gradually replacing the traditional commodity-dominant reason, co-creating value with consumers has become an essential marketing practice for enterprises. As a critical information carrier in enterprise marketing communication, the co-creation signal impacts co-creation observers. Enterprises are now exploring how t...
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Recently, management scholars have applied the transactional theory of stress to distinguish between challenging and hindering stressors, and established their differential relationships with an assortment of key outcomes. Additionally, needs-based motivational theories (e.g., self-determination theory) have been increasingly applied to studies of...
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Positive student–teacher engagement that fosters independent and supported learning is the fulcrum for academic success. This paper investigates stakeholder opinions on the intrinsic importance of a democratic student–teacher relationship and autonomous learning in mediating students’ academic progress in Zimbabwean secondary schools. This case stu...
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According to self-determination theory, the satisfaction of basic psychological needs (i.e., autonomy, competence, relatedness) is essential for human mental health and flourishing. This process was hypothesized to be impeded by overparenting (a.k.a. helicopter parenting) and maladaptive family communication patterns. Therefore, a series of indirec...
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ICTs are omnipresent in the world of work. While they lead to many benefits, they can also challenge employee well-being and performance due to increased workload and work life imbalance. To keep the ICT related stress within boundaries, organizations have started to foster employee after-work disconnection or digital detox, for example by switchin...
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Background The drive for muscularity behaviors are very common in male athletes, especially in male bodybuilders. Studies have shown that drive for muscularity is a risk factor for eating disorders and muscle dysmorphia. Although several psychological variables have been related to drive for muscularity (e.g. body dissatisfaction), little is known...
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Research has extensively studied the negative effects of digital communication on adolescents’ well-being. However, positive digital experiences and behavior in adolescence are still poorly understood. The recently developed Digital Flourishing Scale addresses this gap and focuses on the positive perceptions of a user’s experiences and behaviors in...
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Introduction Patients with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (SSD) often lead unhealthy lifestyles with higher prevalence of obesity and unfavourable cardiometabolic parameters with less life expectancy and often worse quality of life compared with general population. Objectives Evaluate the effectiveness of a combined intervention of exercise and...
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees with task-based jobs were forced to work from home, while others were furloughed or laid off. The current study aims to investigate how Norwegian and Danish newspapers represent employee motivation and job satisfaction of remote workers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study used a thematic analysi...
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This study explores the perceptions and motivation for weight loss among participants who completed a free community-based weight loss program in a predominantly Hispanic and low-income region along the US-Mexico border using a Self-Determination Theory (SDT) perspective. This manuscript is timely as qualitative research on the effect of motivation...
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A considerable amount of research based on self-determination theory has provided evidence for the pivotal role of the coaches’ motivating style in predicting sports club members’ motivation to participate in organized sports. This study also investigated the importance of the sports club leaders’ motivating style for members’ motivation. Specifica...
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Financial knowledge and sound financial decision making are now broadly recognized to be important determinants of both personal and societal prosperity, but research has yet to examine how distinct qualities of motivation may be associated with the way people manage their money. In two studies we applied the framework of Self-Determination Theory...
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The present study investigates whether the way Black young adults constructed their narratives regarding the stressful events of the COVID‐19 pandemic and the black lives matter (BLM) protests related to adjustment over time. A two‐wave mixed prospective and retrospective longitudinal study was conducted in July and December 2020 and included a tot...
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This study aimed to examine the association between physical exercise and subjective well-being among undergraduate students, as well as its underlying mechanism—the potential mediating roles of basic psychological need satisfaction and sleep quality—from the perspective of self-determination theory. A sample of 770 undergraduate students (mean age...
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The purpose of the current study was to explore the intrinsic and extrinsic determinants that contributed to 57 EFL teachers' motivation who worked in 9 higher education institutions that functioned under the auspices of the Omani Ministry of Health. The study also proposed to examine the factors that hampered the EFL teachers' motivation and measu...
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Background Physical activity (PA) is an important factor contributing to general health. PA declines rapidly during tween years (9-12 years) when children's social world changes. During tween years, children's self-consciousness develops and their focus on social status, friendships, and appearance increase. It is therefore important to consider ho...
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Background The drive for muscularity behaviors are very common in male athletes, especially in male bodybuilders. Studies have shown that drive for muscularity is a risk factor for eating disorders and muscle dysmorphia. Although several psychological variables have been related to drive for muscularity (e.g. body dissatisfaction), little is known...
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This study aims to investigate table tennis players’ personality traits and motives in the frame of the Big Five personality model and the self-determination theory (SDT) of motivation. A total of 447 Italian table tennis players ranging in level of play between the regional and international levels participated in the study. They completed a self-...
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This study examines fitness app use patterns and their correlates among Chinese users from the perspectives of uses and gratification theory and self-determination theory. Our sample comprised 632 users of WeRun, the fitness plugin of WeChat, the largest Chinese mobile social networking app; participants completed an online survey and provided self...
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How can we claim that we are creating “lifelong learners” if we are not embedding assessments of self-regulated learning (SRL) into health professions education (HPE)? A good question but one that we must not try to answer too hastily. Some may consider SRL to be such an important competency that failing to assess it disservices everyone involved i...
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Sport performance depends in part on psychological factors. Self-determination theory emphasizes that the satisfisfaction of basic psychological needs and autonomous motivation may be linked to positive behavioral results and positive perceptions of performance. Our main objective in this study was to analyze the predictive power of such variables...
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Metamotivational knowledge is a burgeoning area of study. It refers to people’s knowledge about motivation, and it has been shown to contribute to motivation and behavioral outcomes. The current study bridges metamotivational knowledge with self-determination theory (SDT), one of the most prominent theories of academic motivation. SDT proposes self...
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mHealth interventions have the potential to address the inequalities in accessing health information. In maternal healthcare, mHealth interventions provide information to pregnant women on how they can stay healthy during pregnancy, as well as on the danger signs in pregnancy that can contribute to maternal mortality. In this study we posit that ex...
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College students' motivation and engagement are regarded as essential factors to promote their academic development and wellbeing. However, motivation and engagement among college students appear to decline after they enter the university. Guided by the framework of self-determination theory, this study attempted to explore a motivational model of...
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This study examined how intrinsic motivation and its respective underlying mechanism influence people’s attitude and intentions of organ donation. The findings revealed the importance of meeting people’s customized psychological needs. For the general population, especially non-organ donors, autonomous appeal message will be more effective in promo...
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In my doctoral dissertation I report about experimental field studies implementing interventions based on Self-Determination Theory in teacher training. Aiming to support students' motivation to learn about data-based decision-making and their readiness to apply these skills as future teachers, I implemented a relevance-intervention and autonomy-su...
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Objectives Mindfulness is associated with the different forms of motivation according to self-determination theory (intrinsic, identified, and external motivation, and amotivation). However, causal evidence for reported negative associations of mindfulness with external motivation and amotivation is currently lacking. Therefore, this study investig...
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We tested whether a self-support approach to satisfy basic psychological needs to increase students’ basic need satisfaction, mindfulness, and subjective vitality, and decrease their need frustration, coronavirus, and test anxiety during the novel coronavirus and university final exams. Three hundred and thirty students (Mage = 21.45, SD = 2.66) pa...
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Objective The study aimed to enhance the learning motivation of college physical education students and improve their learning outcomes. Based on the perspective of the self-determination theory, this study explores the influence of “Small Private Online Course (SPOC) + flipped classroom” teaching on the learning motivation of students majoring in...
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The objective of this research work was to analyse the different profiles that can be identified, based on levels of responsibility in relation to Self-Determination Theory, school climate and violence in Physical Education classes. For this, a total of 470 students of Compulsory Secondary Education or Baccalaureate were given a questionnaire where...
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To tailor and predict the outcomes of smoking cessation treatment, it is essential to identify the nature of motivation, as it is the basis for long-term change in healthy behaviors according to self-determination theory (SDT). The purpose of this study is to examine the psychometric properties of the French Smoking Cessation Motivation Scale (F-SC...
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Understanding the range of factors influencing career and employment decisions of individuals with disabilities is crucial for policy makers, businesses, and other stakeholders to support and integrate individuals with disabilities in the economic and social capital of the Arab-Gulf. The purpose of this sttudy was to investigate the factors that in...
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OBJECTIVES: This longitudinal study applied the integrated model of self-determination theory (SDT) and the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) to explain COVID-19 preventive behaviours among parents of young children in the United States. DESIGN: The study adopted a two-wave longitudinal study design. Parents (N = 681) completed self-report questio...
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The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a physical activity (PA) intervention program designed to enhance levels of engagement in PA. Despite robust evidence supporting the beneficial effects of PA on overall health, only about 22% of individuals engage in the recommended minimum amount of PA. Recent surveys suggested...
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Self-determination theory (SDT) proposes various types of motivation which fall onto a continuum of self-determination. Some computational techniques allow the estimation of a global score of self-determination, with bifactor-ESEM modeling being a popular estimation method. However, this approach has shortcomings, including changing conceptual inte...