What makes a motivating teacher? Teachers’ motivation and beliefs as predictors of their autonomy-supportive style

  title={What makes a motivating teacher? Teachers’ motivation and beliefs as predictors of their autonomy-supportive style},
  author={Idit Katz and Bat-Hen Shahar},
  journal={School Psychology International},
  pages={575 - 588}
Findings from several studies suggest that teachers who embrace an autonomy-supportive style vis-à-vis their students promote student motivation. However, the question of what makes teachers adopt this supportive style remains unanswered. Using Self-Determination Theory as a framework, we suggest that teachers’ own motivation and their beliefs about student motivation are predictors of their tendency to opt for an autonomy-supportive rather than a controlling style. One hundred and fifty-four… 

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