The radex structure of motivation

Joshua Luke Howard

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Self-determination theory is a multi-dimensional approach to human motivation which proposes that motivation is driven by a range of classifiably distinct regulation styles. However these different regulations are also considered to fall along a continuum of self-determination which strongly implies a single-dimensional nature of motivation. This dissertation provides a viable alternative to these conflicting positions in the form of a radex structure of motivation in which regulations are predictably ordered by degree of self-determination while also maintaining their unique qualities as distinct factors.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Dunlop, Patrick, Supervisor
  • Gagne, Marylene, Supervisor
Award date13 Jun 2017
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017


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