Motivation for dental home care: Testing a self-determination theory model

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Munster Halvari, Anne E., Halvari, Hallgeir, Bjornbekk, Gunnar and Deci, Edward L. 2012. Motivation for dental home care: Testing a self-determination theory model. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 42 (1), pp. 1 - 39. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00867.x
AuthorsMunster Halvari, Anne E., Halvari, Hallgeir, Bjornbekk, Gunnar and Deci, Edward L.
Abstract

The present research developed the Self-Regulation for Dental Home Care Questionnaire (SRDHCQ), based on self-determination theory (SDT; <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00867.x/... title="Link to bibliographic citation">Deci & Ryan, 2000), and used it in an SDT process model of dental health behaviors and self-rated oral health. In this model, patients' perceptions of autonomy-supportive (relative to controlling) dental professionals were expected to positively predict patients' psychological needs satisfaction in treatment. Needs satisfaction was expected to be positively related to autonomous motivation for dental home care and perceived dental competence, which were expected to be positively associated with self-rated oral health and dental health behaviors. Confirmatory factor analysis of the 5-factor SRDHCQ model fit the data very well, and a structural equation model supported the hypothesized process model.

Year2012
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Journal citation42 (1), pp. 1 - 39
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The Significance of Autonomy and Autonomy Support in Psychological Development and Psychopathology
Ryan, Richard, Deci, Edward, Grolnick, Wendy and Laguardia, Jennifer G. 2006. The Significance of Autonomy and Autonomy Support in Psychological Development and Psychopathology. in: Developmental Psychopathalogy United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. pp. 795 - 849
Testing a self-determination theory intervention for motivating tobacco cessation: Supporting autonomy and competence in a clinical trial
Williams, Geoffrey C., McGregor, Holly, Sharp, Daryl, Lévesque, Chantal S., Kouides, Ruth W., Ryan, Richard and Deci, Edward 2006. Testing a self-determination theory intervention for motivating tobacco cessation: Supporting autonomy and competence in a clinical trial. Health Psychology. 25 (1), pp. 91 - 101. https://doi.org/10.1037/0278-6133.25.1.91
Self-regulation and the problem of human autonomy: Does psychology need choice, self-determination, and will?
Ryan, Richard and Deci, Edward 2006. Self-regulation and the problem of human autonomy: Does psychology need choice, self-determination, and will? Journal of Personality. 74 (6), pp. 1557 - 1585. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6494.2006.00420.x
Choice and ego-depletion: The moderating role of autonomy
Moller, Arien C., Deci, Edward and Ryan, Richard 2006. Choice and ego-depletion: The moderating role of autonomy. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 32 (8), pp. 1024 - 1036. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167206288008
A self-determination multiple risk intervention trial to improve smokers' health
Williams, Geoffrey C., McGregor, Holly, Sharp, Daryl, Kouides, Ruth W., Lévesque, Chantal S., Ryan, Richard and Deci, Edward 2006. A self-determination multiple risk intervention trial to improve smokers' health. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 21 (12), pp. 1288 - 1294. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1497.2006.00621.x
Validation of the "important other" climate questionnaire: Assessing autonomy support for health-related change
Williams, Geoffrey C., Lynch, Martin F., McGregor, Holly, Ryan, Richard, Sharp, Daryl and Deci, Edward 2006. Validation of the "important other" climate questionnaire: Assessing autonomy support for health-related change. Families, Systems, and Health. 24 (2), pp. 179 - 194. https://doi.org/10.1037/1091-7527.24.2.179
The antecedents and consequences of autonomous self-regulation for college: A self-determination theory perspective on socialization
Niemiec, C. P., Lynch, Martin F., Vansteenkiste, Maarten, Bernstein, J H., Deci, Edward and Ryan, Richard 2006. The antecedents and consequences of autonomous self-regulation for college: A self-determination theory perspective on socialization. Journal of Adolescence. 29 (5), pp. 761 - 775. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2005.11.009
Intrinsic versus extrinsic goal contents in self-determination theory: Another look at the quality of academic motivation
Vansteenkiste, Maarten, Lens, Willy and Deci, Edward 2006. Intrinsic versus extrinsic goal contents in self-determination theory: Another look at the quality of academic motivation. Educational Psychologist. 41 (1), pp. 19 - 31. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15326985ep4101_4
On the benefits of giving as well as receiving autonomy support: Mutuality in close friendships
Deci, Edward, La Guardia, J. G., Moller, Arien C., Scheiner, Marc J. and Ryan, Richard 2006. On the benefits of giving as well as receiving autonomy support: Mutuality in close friendships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 32 (3), pp. 313 - 327. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167205282148
Self-determination theory and public policy: Improving the quality of consumer decisions without using coercion
Moller, Arien C., Ryan, Richard and Deci, Edward 2006. Self-determination theory and public policy: Improving the quality of consumer decisions without using coercion. Journal of Public Policy and Marketing. 25 (1), pp. 104 - 116. https://doi.org/10.1509/jppm.25.1.104