Motivation and dietary self-care in adults with diabetes: are self-efficacy and autonomous self-regulation complementary or competing constructs?

@article{Sencal2000MotivationAD,
  title={Motivation and dietary self-care in adults with diabetes: are self-efficacy and autonomous self-regulation complementary or competing constructs?},
  author={Caroline Sen{\'e}cal and A Nouwen and David Thomas White},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          452-7
        }
}
This study examined constructs drawn from social-cognitive theory (A. Bandura, 1986) and self-determination theory (E. L. Deci & R. M. Ryan, 1985, 1991) in relation to dietary self-care and life satisfaction among 638 individuals with diabetes. A motivational model of diabetes dietary self-care was proposed, which postulates direct links between self-efficacy/autonomous self-regulation, and adherence/ life satisfaction. Structural equation modeling showed that both self-efficacy and autonomous… CONTINUE READING

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