Maarten Vansteenkiste

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  Publications grounded in Self-determination Theory
  A. Key theoretical overviews  
  B. Chronological overview Empirical contributions
      2003-2005
      2006-2010
      2011-2015
      in press
    Chapters
  C. Domain-bounded overview   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experiments

Psychological need satisfaction

Goals

Causality orientations

Education

   General

   Physical education

   Reading motivation

Parenting and identity development

   Parenting

   Identity development

Sport & exercise

   Sport

   Exercise/physical activity

Psychotherapy

Health care

Work & unemployment

   Work

   Unemployment

Religion

Social relationships

Identity development

Cross-cultural dynamics

Psychopathology

Moral functionining

 

 

D. Theoretical comparative review: SDT and ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Achievement goal perspective

Expectancy-value theory

Future time perspective

Match perspective

Motivational interviewing

Separation-individuation theory

Attachment theory

 

 

 

Other publications

A. Empirical contributions

B. Chapters

 
     
  Questionnaires Self-regulation
    Need satisfaction
    Need support
  Bibliography

My main research interest concerns the question why people are doing what they are doing. Why would a student put effort in his school work? What moves a child to comply or defy the rules of his parents? Why does a patient decide to continue or quit therapy? Why is an unemployed person looking for a job? Why are we recycling and do we do something for the betterment of the environment? These are all motivational questions.

Throughout my research I try to map out the reasons that motivate people’s behavior and the goals and ambitions that people pursue throughout their lives. An important question that I try to address is whether particular motives and goals are more likely to be associated with enduring persistence, high quality performance, personal wellness (e.g., low depression), a smoother identity development, and more adjusted social functioning (e.g., low prejudice). In addition, I try to examine how the social environment, including parents, teachers, coaches and therapists, can affect people’s motivation.

This research can yield important practical insights for how to organize schools, companies, clinical settings and the society as a whole. After all, each of us functions to some extent as a motivation psychologist when we try to stimulate and encourage people around us in our daily lives. In answering these questions, I try to help build and extend the self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2000; Vansteenkiste, Ryan, & Deci, 2008), but equally rely on other motivational (e.g., achievement goal theory, expectancy value theorie), developmental (e.g., separation-individuation theory, social domain theory), clinical (e.g., motivational interviewing, transtheoretical model of change) and work and organizational theories (e.g., goal setting theory, job demands resources model).
Joke Verstuyf (Ghent University, Main advisor): Intrinsic and extrinsic goals, body dissatisfaction and eating disorders
   
  Chen Beiwen (Ghent University, Co-advisor): Autonomy, cross-cultural dynamics, and need satisfaction
   
  Nathalie Aelterman (Ghent University, Main advisor): Motivation, physical education, teaching style
   
 

Stijn Vanpetegem (Ghent University, Co-advisor): Autonomy, parenting, rebellion

   
  Jolene Deeder (Ghent University, Main advisor): Need satisfaction, Eating Problems, Implicit measures
   
  Ellen Vannuffel (Ghent University, Main advisor): Ecological driving behavior and motivation
   
  Dorien Wuyts (Ghent University, Co-advisor): Controlling parenting and parnet-contingent self-esteem
   
  Jotie De Meyer: (Ghent University, Co-advisor): Need-thwarting teaching and motivation in physical education
 
  Evie Kins (Ghent University, Involved): Living situation, emerging adulthood, separation anxiety and motivation
   
  Lynn Vandenberghe (Ghent University, Co-advisor): Teaching style, antecedents of teaching style, motivation for the physical education class
Eline Sierens: Autonomy-supportive, structuring and psychologically controlling teaching: Antecedents, mediators, and outcomes in late adolescence (2010, University of Leuven, Closely Involved).
   
  Anja Van den Broeck: Work motivation: A perspective from the job demands-resources model and self-determination theory (2010, University of Leuven, Co-advisor).
   
  Bart Neyrinck: Cognitive-affective correlates of autonomous and controlled motivation: An exploration in the religious realm and beyond (2009, University of Leuven, Belgium, Main Advisor).
   
  Athanasios Mouratidis: In search of quality of motivation: Antecendents and correlates of autonomous motivation and achievement goals in sport and physical education (2009, University of Leuven, Belgium, Co-advisor).
   
  Simon Sebire: Goal-content in exercise: A self-determination theory perspective (2009, University of Bath, UK, Co-advisor)
  Workshops and talks
  Because both the enactment and the lack of enactment of any kind of behavior represents a motivated act, one can address the importance of people's motivation in any life domain, including scholing and education, unemployment and work, social, health and psychological care, and sport and exercise. Authority figures such as teachers, parents, psychotherapists, coaches and policital leaders can increase but also harm people's motivation. Through interactive presentations or workshops, the basic principles of Self-Determination Theory are explained. Both the different types of motives that underly people's behavior as well as the way the environment affects people motivation are addressed. You can contact me through e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or by phone (0032/9/2646413) if you express an interest in such presentations or would like to receive further information.
   
  New publications
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A. Key theoretical overviews

 

 

PARENTING/

CROSS-CULTURAL

  • Soenens, B., Vansteenkiste, M., & Van Petegem, S. (in press). Let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater: Applying the principle of 'universalism without uniformity' to autonomy-supportive and controlling parenting. Child Development Perspectives.

 

 

GOALS

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
 
 
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
  • Vansteenkiste, M., & Ryan, R.M. (in press). On psychological growth and vulnerability: Basic psychological need satisfaction and need frustration as a unifying principle. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration
 

 

IDENTITY
  • Soenens, B., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2011). When is identity congruent with self? A self-determination perspective. In S. J. Schwartz, K. Luyckx, & V. L. Vignoles (Eds.), Handbook of identity theory and research (pp. 381-402). New York: Springer.
   
PARENTING
   
GENERAL SDT
   
GOALS
   
GENERAL SDT
  • Vansteenkiste, M., Ryan, R. M., & Deci, E. L. (2008). Self-determination theory and the explanatory role of psychological needs in human well-being. In L. Bruni, F. Comim, & M. Pugno (Eds.), Capabilities and happiness (pp. 187-223). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
   
GOALS / LEARNING
   
GENERAL SDT
 

B. Chronological Overview:

Empirical contributions

 
 

 

 
In Press

 

 
PARENTING  

 

 

 

PARENTING/

CROSS-CULTURAL

  • Soenens, B., Vansteenkiste, M., & Van Petegem, S. (in press). Let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater: Applying the principle of 'universalism without uniformity' to autonomy-supportive and controlling parenting. Child Development Perspectives. 
 

 

 

 

PARENTING/

CONTINGENT SELF-ESTEEM

  • Wuyts, D., Vansteenkiste, M., Soenens, B., & Assor, A. (in press). An examination of the dynamics involved in child-invested parental contingent self-esteem. Parenting: Science and Practice. 
 

 

 

 

AUTONOMY/

OPPOSITIONAL DFIANCE

 

 

 

 

PARENTING/

OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANCE

 
 

 

 
NEED SATISFACTION  

 

 

 

EDUCATION/

TEACHER EDUCATION

  • De Naeghel, J., Van Keer, H., Vansteenkiste, M., Haerens, L., & Aelterman, N. (in press). Promoting elementary school students' autonomous motivation: Effects of a teacher professional developmental workshop. The Journal of Educational Research. 
 

 

 

 

PARENTING/

EMOTION REGUATION

 
     

2015

 

 

NEED SATISFACTION/

SLEEP

 
 

 

 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION  

 

 

 

WORK/

MOTIVATION

 
     
2014    
PHYSICAL EDUCATION  

 

 

 

EDUCATION/

TEACHER EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

GOALS/

NEED SATISFACTION

 
 

 

 
NEED SATISFACTION  
 

 

 
EXERCISE  
 

 

 
GOALS  
 

 

 
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY  
 
 
PSYCHOTHERAPY  

 

 

 

IDENTITY/

GOALS

 
 

 

 
AUTONOMY  

 

 

 

PARENTING/

OPPOSITONAL DEFIANCE

 

 

 

 

GOALS/

SPORTS

 
     

EDUCATION/

TEACHER SYLE

 
     
PHYSICAL EDUCTION  
     
2013    
GOALS  
     

 

NEED SATISFACTION/

EAT REGULATION/

PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

 

 

 

 

WORK/

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION/

CAUSALITY ORIENTATION

 
 

 

 
EXERCISE  
 

 

 
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY  

 

 

 

AUTONOMY/

ATTACHMENT

 
     
AUTONOMY  
     
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY  
     
(PHYSICAL) EDUCATION

 

 
     

EDUCATION/

GOALS

 
     

EDUCATION

 
     

EDUCATION/

PRESTATION GOALS

 
     

EXERCISE/

GOALS

 
     

PARENTING/

NEED SATISFACTION/

CROSS - CULTURAL


 
     

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 
     
SEARCHING WORK  
     
2012    

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDCUATION

 
     

MOTIVATION/

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 
     
EDUCATION  
     

CROSS-CULTURAL/

PARENTING

 
     
GOALS / SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
  • Duriez, B., Meeuws, J., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2012). Why are some people more susceptible to ingroup threat than others? The importance of a relative extrinsic to intrinsic value orientation. Journal of Research in Personality, 146, 164-172.
 
 

 

 
PSYCHOTHERAPY / MOTIVATION  
 

 

 
EATING REGULATION / MOTIVATION  
 

 

 
EATING REGULATION / GOALS  
 

 

 
DEVELOPMENTAL  
 

 

 
WORK / MOTIVATION  
 

 

 
RELIGION  
 

 

 
EDUCATION  
 

 

 
2011

 

 
PSYCHOTHERAPY/MOTIVATION  
 

 

 
LEARNING  
 

 

 
WORK/MOTIVATION  
 

 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY/

MOTIVATION

 
 

 

 
IDENTITY/MOTIVATION
  • Soenens, B., Berzonsky, M. D., Dunkel, C. S., Papini, D. R., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2011). Are all identity commitments created equal? The importance of motives for commitment for late adolescents’ personal adjustment. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35, 358-369.
 
 

 

 
SPORT  
 

 

 

EDUCATION/

MOTIVATION

 
 

 

 
EXERCISE/GOAL
  • Sebire, S., Standage, M., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2011). Predicting objectively assessed physical activity from the content and regulation of exercise goals: Evidence for a mediational model. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 33, 175-197.
 
 

 

 

2010

 

 

LEARNING/

MOTIVATION

 
 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION/

MOTIVATION

 
 

 

 

SPORT / FEEDBACK

 
 

 

 

IDENTITY / MOTIVATION

 
 

 

 
SPORT / GOALS  
 

 

 
PARENTING  
 

 

 

RELIGION / MOTIVATION

 
 

 

 

IDENTITY / MOTIVATION

 
 

 

 
BASIC NEEDS / WORK  
 

 

 
2009

 

 

DEVELOPMENTAL/

PARENTING

 
 

 

 

PARENTING/

SOCIAL RELATIONS

 
 

 

 

IDENTITY/

BASIC NEEDS

 
 

 

 
GOAL / UNEMPLOYMENT  
 

 

 
PSYCHOTHERAPY  
 

 

 

GOAL / EXERCISE

/ BASIC NEEDS

 
 

 

 
RELIGION / PARENTING  
     
     
PARENTING  
     
GOAL / IDENTITY  
     

LEARNING/

MOTIVATION

 
     
LEARNING  
     
LEARNING  
     
LEARNING  
     
2008

 

 
MOTIVATION/SPORT
  • Smith, A. L., Ntoumanis, N., Duda, J. L., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2008). Season-long goal strivind in sport: An investigation of the temporal interplay between goal motives, coping strategies, and well-being. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 30, S199-S200.
 
     
PARENTING  
     
WORK / BASIC NEEDS  
     

PARENTING

/ SOCIAL RELATIONS

 
     
EXERCISE / GOAL  
     

PARENTING/

PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

 

 

 

 

SPORTS / EDUCATION

 

 

   

LEARNING / GOAL

 

 

   

GOAL / PARENTING

 

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOPATHOLOGY/

PARENTING

 
     

2007

 

 

GOAL / PARENTING

 

 

   

PARENTING

 

 

   

CROSS - CULTURAL

 

 

   

IDENTITY / PARENTING

 

 

   

 

PARENTING

/ SOCIAL RELATIONS

 

 

   

GOAL

 

 

   

IDENTITY

 

 

   

 

EDUCATION / GOAL

/ EXERCISE

 

 

   

IDENTITY

  • Luyckx, K., Soenens, B., Goossens, L., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2007). Parenting, Identity formation, and college adjustment: A mediation model with longitudinal data. Identity, 7, 309-331.
 

 

   

PARENTING

 

 

   

WORK

 

 

   
2006    

RELIGON

 

 

   

GOAL / LEARNING

 

 

   

GOAL

 

 

   

 

CROSS - CULTURAL

/ BASIC NEEDS

 

 

 

   

PARENTING / LEARNING

 

 

   

PSYCHOTHERAPY

 

 

   

PARENTING

 

 

   
2005    

IDENTITY

 

 

   

PARENTING/LEARNING

 
     
UNEMPLOYMENT  
     
PARENTING / LEARNING  
     
LEARNING  
 

 

 

LEARNING

/ CROSS - CULTURAL

 

 

   
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY  
     
2004    
FUTURE PESPECTIVE THEORY  
     
LEARNING / GOAL  
     
LEARNING / GOAL  
     

EXERCISE / GOAL

/ EDUCATION

 
     
UNEMPLOYMENT  
     
 2003    
SPORTS  
     
Chapters
 
 2011    
IDENTITY
  • Soenens, B. & Vansteenkiste, M. (2011). When is identity congruent with the Self? A Self-Determination theory perspective. In S.J. Schwartz, K. Luyckx & V.L. Vignoles (Eds.) Handbook of Identity Theory and Research (pp.381-402).
 
   
2008    
WORK / ORGANIZATION  
     

EXERCISE & SPORTS/

FEEDBACK

 
     
2007     

EXERCISE /

MOTIVATION INTERVIEW

  • Markland, D., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2007). A self-determination theory approach to understanding motivational interviewing and promoting regular physical activity. In M. S. Hagger and N. Chatzisarantis (Eds.) Self-Determination Theory in exercise and sport. Human Kinetics.
 
     

EXERCISE & SPORTS

/ GOAL

  • Vansteenkiste, M., Soenens, B., & Lens, W. (2007). Intrinsic versus extrinsic goal promotion in sport and exercise: Understanding their differential impact on performance and persistence. In M. S. Hagger and N. Chatzisarantis (Eds.), Self-Determination Theory in exercise and sport. (pp.167-180) Human Kinetics.
 
     
GOAL / ETHIC
  • Kasser, T., Vansteenkiste, M., & Deckop, J.R. (2007). The ethical problems of a materialist value orientation for business. In Deckop, J.R. (Ed.) Human Resource Management Ethics, (pp. 283-306). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishers.
 
     
2005    
RELIGION  
  C. Domain-bounded overview
   
Experiments Empirical contributions
   
 

 

 
   
 
 
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
Psychological need satisfaction

Overviews

 

 

 
   
  Empirical contributions
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
   
 
   
 
 

 

 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
Goals Overviews
   
 
   
 
  • Vansteenkiste, M., Soenens, B., & Lens, W. (2007). Intrinsic versus extrinsic goal promotion in sport and exercise: Understanding their differential impact on performance and persistence. In M. S. Hagger and N. Chatzisarantis (Eds.), Self-Determination Theory in exercise and sport. (pp.167-180) Human Kinetics.
   
 
   
 
  • Kasser, T., Vansteenkiste, M., & Deckop, J.R. (2007). The ethical problems of a materialist value orientation for business. In J.R., Deckop (Ed.) Human Resource Management Ethics, (pp. 283-306). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishers.
   
  Empirical contributions
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
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Causality orientations  Overviews
 

 

 
   
 
   
Education: General Overviews
 

 

 
 

 

 
   
 

 

 
   
  Empirical contributions
 

 

 
  • De Naeghel, J., Van Keer, H., Vansteenkiste, M., Haerens, L., & Aelterman, N. (in press). Promoting elementary school students' autonomous motivation: Effects of a teacher professional developmental workshop. The Journal of Educational Research.
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
   
 
  .
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   

Education: Physical

Education

 

Overviews

 

 

 
   
 
   
  Empirical contributions
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 


 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 

 

 
   
 
   

Education: Reading

motivation

 

Empirical contributions

 

 

 

 

   

Parenting

& development

 

Overviews

 

 

 
  • Soenens, B., Vansteenkiste, M., & Van Petegem, S. (in press). Let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater: Applying the principle of 'universalism without uniformity' to autonomy-supportive and controlling parenting. Child Development Perspectives.
 

 

 
   
  Empirical contributions
 
 
   
 
  • Wuyts, D., Vansteenkiste, M., Soenens, B., & Assor, A. (in press). An examination of the dynamics involved in child-invested parental contingent self-esteem. Parenting: Science and Practice.
 

 

 
   
 
 

 

 
   
 
   
 
 

 

 
   
 
   
 
   
 
  • Ahmad, I., Vansteenkiste, M., & Soenens, B. (2013). The relations of Arab Jordanian adolescents' perceived maternal parenting to teacher - rated adjustment and peoblems: Perceived need satisfaction as an underlying mechanism. Developmental Psychology, 49, 177-183.
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Exercise /physical activity

Overviews

 

 

 
   
 
 

 

 
   
 
  • Markland, D., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2007). A self-determination theory approach to understanding motivational interviewing and promoting regular physical activity. In M. S. Hagger and N. Chatzisarantis (Eds.) Self-Determination Theory in exercise and sport. Human Kinetics.
   
 
  • Vansteenkiste, M., Soenens, B., & Lens, W. (2007). Intrinsic versus extrinsic goal promotion in sport and exercise: Understanding their differential impact on performance and persistence. In M. S. Hagger and N. Chatzisarantis (Eds.), Self-Determination Theory in exercise and sport. (pp. 167-180). Human Kinetics.
   
  Empirical contributions
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
   
 
   
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
   
 
 

 

 
   
Sport & Exercise Overview
   
 
   
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
  • Markland, D., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2007). A self-determination theory approach to understanding motivational interviewing and promoting regular physical activity. In M. S. Hagger and N. Chatzisarantis (Eds.) Self-Determination Theory in exercise and sport. Human Kinetics.
 

 

 
  • Vansteenkiste, M., Soenens, B., & Lens, W. (2007). Intrinsic versus extrinsic goal promotion in sport and exercise: Understanding their differential impact on performance and persistence. In M. S. Hagger and N. Chatzisarantis (Eds.), Self-Determination Theory in exercise and sport. (pp. 167-180). Human Kinetics.
 

 

  Empirical contributions
   
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
   
 
   
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

Psychotherapy

Overviews

 

 

 
   
 
 

 

 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
  Empirical Contributions
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
   
Eat Regulation Overviews
 

 

 
 

 

 
   
  Empirical contributions
 

 

 
  • Verstuyf, J., Vansteenkiste, M., & Soenens, B. (in press). Daily ups-and-downs binge eating symptoms: The role of need satisfaction, self-control and emotional eating style. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.
   
 
   
 
  • Verloigne, M., De Bourdeaudhuij, I., Tanghe, A., D'Hondt, E., Theuwis, L., Vansteenkiste, M., & Deforche, B. (in press). Self-determined motivation towards physical activity in adolescents treated for obesity: An observational study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
   

Work &

Unemployment

Overviews

 

 

 
   
  Empirical contributions
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
   
 
 

 

 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
Religion Overviews
 

 

 
   
  Empirical contributions
 

 

 
 

 

 
   
 
   
 
   
Social Relationships

 

Empirical Contributions

 

 

 
 

 

 
  .
 
   
 
   
 
   
Identity development

 

Overviews

 

  • Soenens, B., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2011). On the congruence between the self and identity: Identity development from the self-determination theory perspective. In S. J. Schwartz, K. Luyckx, & V. L. Vignoles (Eds.), Handbook of identity theory and research (pp. 381-402). New York: Springer.
   
  Empirical contributions
 

 

 
 

 

 
  • Soenens, B., Berzonsky, M. D., Dunkel, C. S., Papini, D. R., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2011). Are all identity commitments created equal? The importance of motives for commitment for late adolescents’ personal adjustment. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35, 358-369.
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
Cross-cultural dynamics Overview
 

 

 
  • Soenens, B., Vansteenkiste, M., & Van Petegem, S. (in press). Let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater: Applying the principle of 'universalism without uniformity' to autonomy-supportive and controlling parenting. Child Development Perspectives.
 

 

 

Emperical contributions

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
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Psychopathology Overviews

 

 
 

 

  Empirical contributions
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
Moral functioning Emperical contributions
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 

 

Causality Orientation  Emperical contributions
   
 
  • Wuyts, D., Vansteenkiste, M., Soenens, B., & Assor, A. (in press). An examination of the dynamics involved in child-invested parental contingent self-esteem. Parenting: Science and Practice.
 

 

 
 

 

Teacher Education  Emperical contributions
   
 
 

 

Emotion Regulation  Emperical contributions
   
 
  • De Naeghel, J., Van Keer, H., Vansteenkiste, M., Haerens, L., & Aelterman, N. (in press). Promoting elementary school students' autonomous motivation: Effects of a teacher professional developmental workshop. The Journal of Educational Research.
 

 

D. Theoretical comparative review: SDT and ...
   

Achievement

goal

perspective


 
   
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
Expectancy-value theory
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
Future time perspective  
   
 
   
 
   
Match perspective


 
   
 
   
Motivational interviewing
 
   
 
   
  • Markland, D., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2007). A self-determination theory approach to understanding motivational interviewing and promoting regular physical activity. In M. S. Hagger and N. Chatzisarantis (Eds.) Self-Determination Theory in exercise and sport. Human Kinetics.
   
 
   
Separation-individuation theory
 
   
 
 

 

 
   
 
 
   
 
 

 

Attachment theory

 

 
   
 

Motivational disposition

theory

 

 

   
 
 
Empirical contributions
   
   
In press  
   

PERFECTIONISM/

EATING REGULATION

   
2013  

EDUCATION/

LEARINING

   
   
2012  

PSYCHOTHERAPY/

PERFECTIONISM

   

PERFECTIONISM/

EATING

REGULATION

   
   
2010  
WORK
   
   
2009  
EDUCATION
   

PHYSICAL EDUCATION/

ACHIEVEMENT GOALS

   
RELIGION
   
2008  
LEARNING
  • Lens, W., Vansteenkiste, M., & Matos, L. (2008). Student motivation and future time perspective in Belgium. The Japanese Journal of Psychological Science, 28, 48-88 (in Japanese).
   
IDENTITY
   
2007  
EDUCATION / ACHIEVEMENT GOALS
   
2006  
PARENTING
   
IDENTITY
   
2005  
EDUCATION
   
2004  
EDUCATION
Chapters
   
 
  • Lens, W., Vansteenkiste, M., & Matos, L. (2009). Motivation: Quantity and quality matter. In A. Blachnio & A. Przepiorka (Eds.). Closer to emotions III. Lunlin: Wydawnictwo KUL.
   
 
  • Matos, L., Lens, W., & Vansteenkiste, M. (in press). School culture matters for teachers’ and students’ achievement goals. In A. Kaplan, S. Karabenick, & E. De Groot (Eds.). Culture, self, and motivation: Essays in honor of Martin L. Maehr. Information Age.
   
 
  • Lens, W., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2007). Predicting self-regulated learning: A motivational analysis. In Schunk, D. H., & Zimmerman, B. J. (Eds.). Motivation and self-regulated learning: Theory, research, and applications (pp. 141-168). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
   
 
  • Lens, W., & Vansteenkiste, M. (2006). Motivation: About the “why” and “what for” of human behavior. In K. Pawlik & G. d’Ydewalle (Eds.) International conceptual history of psychology (pp.249-270) Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
   
 
   
 
  Self-regulation
 
 
 

* Global academic motivation

 

* Motivation for physical education

 

* Reading motivation

 
  • Exercising
 
 
  • Parent-child relation
 

* Following parental rules

 

* Taking (in)dependent decisions

   
   
  Need satisfaction
 
   
  Need support