ERIC Number: EJ678172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Interpersonal Relatedness, Self-Definition, and Their Motivational Orientation during Adolescence: A Theoretical and Empirical Integration.
Shahar, Golan; Henrich, Christopher C.; Blatt, Sidney J.; Ryan, Richard; Little, Todd D.
Developmental Psychology, v39 n3 p470-83 May 2003
A theoretical model was examined linking early adolescent interpersonal relatedness and self-definition, autonomous and controlled regulation, and negative and positive life events. Findings indicated that self-criticism predicted less positive events, whereas efficacy predicted more positive events. Effects were fully mediated by absence and presence, respectively, of autonomous motivation. Controlled motivation, predicted by self-criticism and maladaptive neediness, did not predict negative events. Findings illustrate the centrality of protective, pleasure-related processes. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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