Intrinsic need satisfaction: A motivational basis of performance and well-being in two work settings

Paul P. Baard, Edward L. Deci, Richard M. Ryan

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Abstract

Studies in 2 work organizations tested a self-determination theory based model in which employees' autonomous causality orientation and their perceptions of their managers' autonomy support independently predicted satisfaction of the employees' intrinsic needs for competence, autonomy, and relatedness, which in turn predicted their performance evaluations and psychological adjustment. Path analysis indicated that the self-determination theory model fit the data very well and that alternative models did not provide any advantage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2045-2068
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume34
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004

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