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Self-Determination

The political right of the majority to the exercise of power within the boundaries of a generally accepted political unit, area, or territory.

The principle of self-determination is mentioned in the United Nations Charter and has often been stressed in resolutions passed by the UN General Assembly. The concept is most often used in connection with the right of colonies to independence. It does not relate to attempts at independence by groups, such as the French Canadians or the Nagas of India, who do not possess their own sovereign states.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The model was specified by taking the basic psychological needs satisfaction measured using the BNSSS as an exogenous variable (one factor, with five indicators), the self-determined motivation measured via the BRSQ as a mediator variable (two observed variables: low [introjected regulation, extrinsic motivation, and amotivation] and high self-motivation [intrinsic motivation, integrated regulation, and identified regulation]), and the engagement measured by means of the AEQ as an endogenous variable (one factor, with four indicators).
The results of the study suggested that highest mean scores of normal weight students on intrinsic and identified regulation is reflected on their better autonomous motivation or self-determined motivation.
Semler constantly reminds us, however, that the goal of an Aristotelian life is not merely self-determined activity but virtuous activity.
We expected that the group of self-determined students would have higher levels of exploration and lower levels of indecision because, according to the literature, this profile is more frequently related to adaptive vocational behaviors (Blustein, 1988; Guay, 2005; Kiener, 2006).
The greater insights generated from analyzing self-determined customer journeys enable marketers to better engage and nurture leads into qualified sales opportunities.
The extent to which these three needs are supported and satisfied largely dictates the level of self-determined motivation, with greater needs satisfaction being associated with higher level of motivation; vice versa (Deci and Ryan, 1985).
In the present study, the investigation of young athletes' goal perspective and perceived competence was linked with the inspection of their self-determined motivation.
I have always believed that we should implement policies that ensure Alaska tribes are self-determined and can adequately address public safety, economic development, and other priorities on tribal lands.
The authors examine Africa's self-determined international norms and values such as Pan-Africanism, African solutions to African problems, hybrid democracy, Pax Africana, and the African Economic Community to demonstrate that Africa is composed of crucial values, institutions, agents, actors, and forces that are, through the AU, contributing to the advancement of contemporary global development.
He noted that 150 years ago, Cree priest Henry Budd held that "we would never come to be the church that we were meant to be until the churches were self-determined with indigenous leadership."