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Martinek, Daniela – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
In education, there is a common understanding that teachers contribute significantly to the motivation of their pupils. However, the instructors' own psychological needs in the tradition of the Self-determination Theory (Ryan and Deci Self-determination theory: basic psychological needs in motivation, development, and wellness, Guilford Press, New…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Self Determination, Secondary School Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Thomas, Almut E.; Mueller, Florian H. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
In school classes students influence each other at conscious and subconscious levels and therefore, students' shared perceptions are considered meaningful for the development of the individual student. This article identified situations where students' class-average perceptions of autonomy support add to the predictive validity of students'…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Personal Autonomy, Predictive Validity