Self-determination and persistence in a real-life setting: toward a motivational model of high school dropout.

  title={Self-determination and persistence in a real-life setting: toward a motivational model of high school dropout.},
  author={Robert J. Vallerand and Michelle S. Fortier and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Guay},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={72 5},
The purpose of this study was to propose and test a motivational model of high school dropout. The model posits that teachers, parents, and the school administration's behaviors towards students influence students' perceptions of competence and autonomy. The less autonomy supportive the social agents' behaviors are, the less positive the students' perceptions of competence and autonomy. In turn, the less positive students' perceptions are, the lower their level of self-determined school… Expand

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