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- 3Noels, Kimberly A.
- 2Radil, Amanda I.
- 1Arias Torres, Cristina G
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- 1Bohn, Linzy M
- 1Chaffee, Kathryn E
- 5Department of Educational Psychology
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Background. Addiction treatment research increasingly recognizes the importance of access factors (i.e., systematic barriers and facilitators) and engagement factors (i.e., perceptions of coercion, motivation, and social networks) as determinants of clients’ response to treatment programs. While...
Accommodating to the Learning Environment: Secondary Control, Academic Motivation, and Language Learning Outcomes in Two Cultures.Download
This study proposes to identify how secondary control, which involves adjusting the self to accommodate the environment, fits into the framework of Self-Determination Theory for both Canadian and Japanese second language students. It was hypothesized that secondary control via positive...
Addiction counselling self-efficacy, job satisfaction, motivation, and burnout: A mixed methods studyDownload
Addiction counsellors provide the majority of treatment to individuals struggling with substance abuse and problem gambling behaviour and, therefore, compose an essential workforce for providing effective treatment to individuals with addictive behaviours. Given the growing body of research...
An Autonomy Support Motivation Intervention with Pre-Service Teachers: Do the Strategies that They Intend to Use Change?Download
Self-Determination Theory posits that autonomy is one of three psychological needs whose fulfillment leads to an optimally motivating learning environment. A quasi-experimental design was used to see if the motivational strategies that preservice teachers intended to use in their classrooms...
The present research examined social motivation in dementia within the theoretical framework of socioemotional selectivity theory (SST; Carstensen, 2006). SST is a lifespan theory of social motivation that argues goal selection and pursuit are inextricably related to perceived time remaining in...
An Intersectional Perspective on Experiences Inspiring Transition to University Among First Nations LearnersDownload
The literature on the university participation of First Nations (First Peoples of Canada) learners pointed to historic K 12 challenges and competing demands that hinder their transition to university. Although learners’ attendance is rising steadily, more females than males attend university. ...
Consumers often must employ self-control strategies to resist temptations in order to achieve their self-control goals. Although prior work has identified many useful self-control strategies, it remains unclear when and how the anticipated amount of effort required to implement a specific...
Effects of hippotherapy on the motivation and social interaction/social communication for children with Autism Spectrum DisordersDownload
Engagement in purposeful activities is essential for development and is difficult for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who also have impairments of social interaction and communication. In hippotherapy, riding and other horse related activities can be used to promote children’s...
This thesis consists of three separate papers broadly examining how different environmental and child variables affect language and literacy acquisition in two or more orthographies. The first paper is a quantitative meta-analysis of studies that have examined the effects of shared book reading...
Examining the Associations Between Relatedness and Motivational Regulations Within Different Exercise Contexts: A Self-Determination Theory PerspectiveDownload
There are numerous forms of exercise in which an individual can partake. Some individuals will persist at one activity while others will persist at another activity. Research has been limited in exploring motivational characteristics of participants in different activities, with some past...