In this context, self-determination theory
(SDT; Deci & Ryan, 2000) appears to be a conceptual framework capable of explaining an individual's investment in exploration and career decision-making activities (Cordeiro, Paixao, Lens, Lacante, & Luyckx, 2015; Guay, Senecal, Gauthier, & Fernet, 2003; Ratelle, Guay, Vallerand, Larose, & Senecal, 2007).
Based on entrepreneurial behavior and self-determination theory
, this study examined the influence of individual factors of micro-entrepreneurs' (risk taking behaviour, locus of control, perceived barrier, and self-efficacy) in predicting their intrinsic entrepreneurial success.
This theory, as well as the Self-Determination Theory
to study motivation in the scope of knowledge sharing in crowdsourcing, was used by Heo & Toomey (2015).
Relationships among adolescents' weight perceptions, exercise goals, exercise motivation, quality of life and leisure-time exercise behaviour: A self-determination theory
and critical theory were used in the theoretical framework.
I then justify how Self-Determination Theory
(SDT) is applied in my conceptual framework.
Theoretical configuration of health motivation from the self-determination theory
2006) Students' motivational processes and their relationship to teacher ratings in school physical education: A self-determination theory
A test of self-determination theory
in the exercise domain.
The shift in motivation from extrinsic to intrinsic is reflective of Self-Determination Theory
(Ryan & Deci, 2000).
To reiterate, self-determination theory
posits that humans are motivated by fundamental desires and a failure to fulfill these desires results in a negative psychological state.
In studies addressing motivational questions within exercise settings, investigators have increasingly used Self-Determination Theory
(SDT) to understand physical activity behaviors (Ryan & Deci, 2008; Wilson, Mack, & Grattan, 2008).