Can self-determination theory explain what underlies the productive, satisfying learning experiences of collectivistically oriented Korean students?
Jang, Hyungshim, Reeve, Johnmarshall, Ryan, Richard Michael and Kim, Ahyoung 2009. Can self-determination theory explain what underlies the productive, satisfying learning experiences of collectivistically oriented Korean students? Journal of Educational Psychology. 101 (3), pp. 644 - 661. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0014241
|Authors||Jang, Hyungshim, Reeve, Johnmarshall, Ryan, Richard Michael and Kim, Ahyoung|
Recognizing recent criticisms concerning the cross-cultural generalizability of self-determination theory (SDT), the authors tested the SDT view that high school students in collectivistically oriented South Korea benefit from classroom experiences of autonomy support and psychological need satisfaction. In Study 1, experiences of autonomy, competence, and relatedness underlaid Korean students’ most satisfying learning experiences, and experiences of low autonomy and low competence underlaid their least satisfying learning experiences. In Study 2, psychological need satisfaction experiences were associated with productive (achievement and engagement) and satisfying (intrinsic motivation and proneness to negative affect) student outcomes. Study 3 replicated and extended Study 2’s structural equation modeling findings by showing that the hypothesized model explained students’ positive outcomes even after controlling for cultural and parental influences, including the collectivistic value orientation. Study 4 replicated the earlier cross-sectional findings with a semester-long prospective 3-wave design. The authors discuss how the findings support the motivation theory’s cross-cultural generalizability.
|Keywords||autonomy; autonomy support; achievement; cross-cultural research; self-determination theory; learning experiences; high school students|
|Journal||Journal of Educational Psychology|
|Journal citation||101 (3), pp. 644 - 661|
|Publisher||American Psychological Association|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1037/a0014241|
|Page range||644 - 661|
|Research Group||Institute for Positive Psychology and Education|
|Place of publication||United States of America|
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