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Self-Determination Theory

  • By: Martyn Standage, Fiona B. Gillison & Lydia Emm
  • In: Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Edited by: Robert C. Eklund & Gershon Tenenbaum
  • Subject:Sport & Exercise Psychology, Health Psychology / Behavioral Medicine

Self-determination theory (SDT) is a metatheory of human motivation and personality that addresses autonomous behaviors and the conditions and processes that support such high-quality forms of volitional engagement. In the past decade, there has been a burgeoning growth of basic, experimental, ...

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