Self-determination theory

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Self-determination theory

Overview[edit | edit source]

Self-determination theory suggests that there are three important ingredients for psychological well-being and which foster intrinsic motivation:

  • Autonomy - Having a sense of personal control over life circumstances
  • Competence - Having sufficient skill and knowledge to handle life circumstances
  • Relatedness - Having at least some warm, positive, supportive relationships

Taxonomy[edit | edit source]

Deci and Ryan (2000)'s taxonomy of motivation describes a motivational spectrum that includes amotivation, four types of extrinsic motivation, and intrinsic motivation.

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