Testing Models of the Experience of Self-Determination in Intrinsic Motivation and the Conundrum of Choice

  title={Testing Models of the Experience of Self-Determination in Intrinsic Motivation and the Conundrum of Choice},
  author={Johnmarshall Reeve and Glen A. Nix and Diane Hamm},
The authors investigated 3 commonly cited experiential qualities to propose a model of the essential nature of perceived self-determination in intrinsic motivation–internal locus, volition, and perceived choice. In 3 studies, they used structural equation modeling to compare a series of nested models in which 1, 2, or all 3 of these qualities were used to identify the best fitting conceptual model. Results consistently supported the model in which internal locus and volition, but not perceived… CONTINUE READING
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