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Reference Summaries:

Self-Determination Theory

Self-Determination Theory identifies three basic psychological needs that must be satisfied to foster well-being and health.

For more info, see the Wikipedia entry on this topic.

Notice the similarity between this theory and the Motivational Factors for Complex Work, and also the overlap with the DRAMMA List of Psychological needs.

1. Autonomy

People need to feel essential control of their own behaviors and goals; however this does not mean being entirely independent of others.

2. Competence

People need to feel their ability to control the outcome of tasks and to experience a sense of mastery.

3. Relatedness

People need to experience a sense of belonging and attachment to other people.

August 29, 2023