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Grolnick, Wendy S. – Theory and Research in Education, 2009
Self-determination theory identifies three dimensions of parenting--autonomy support versus control, involvement, and structure--as facilitating children's autonomous motivation in school. Research involving children of a range of ages--one-year-olds through adolescents--and from a variety of research labs supports this theory. This work is…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Social Theories, Parent Role, Child Rearing