Desire for control, perception of control: their impact on autonomous motivation and psychological adjustment

  title={Desire for control, perception of control: their impact on autonomous motivation and psychological adjustment},
  author={Camille Amoura and Sophie Berjot and Nicolas Gillet and Emin Altıntaş},
  journal={Motivation and Emotion},
The purpose of the present research was to test the relevance of a theoretical framework based on the matches and the mismatches between desire for control and perception of control (Evans et al. in Br J Psychol 84(2):255–273, 1993), in order to predict autonomous motivation (Deci and Ryan in Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in human behavior. Plenum, New York, 1985, 2012), depression, and anxiety (Bradley in Handbook of psychology and diabetes: A guide to psychological measurement… 
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