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Vansteenkiste, Simons, Lens, Sheldon, et al., 2004, Experiment 3: Teaching Tai-bo in an autonomous or intrinsic way increased performance and volunteering among Belgian high school students 3-5 days later

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Vansteenkiste, M., Simons, J., Lens, W., Sheldon, K. M., & Deci, E. L. (2004). Motivating learning, performance, and persistence: The synergistic effects of intrinsic goal contents and autonomy-supportive contexts. Journal of personality and social psychology, 87(2), 246.
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Summary:

Belgian high school students studied Tai-bo, a physical exercise, in class. For some the instructions used autonomy-supportive phrases while for others, the instructions used controlling phrases, as in Vansteenkiste, Simons, Lens, Sheldon et al. (2004) Experiments 1 and 2. Students in the autonomy-supportive condition learned more, performing better on Tai-bo exercises 3-5 days later, and were more likely to volunteer to demonstrate Tai-bo to other students and visitors several days later. Similar benefits were also found for an intervention that represented the course content as linked to students’ intrinsic fitness goals.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Selves (My Own and Others')

Approach to Desired Meaning

What about it?

Changing beliefs about goals

Psychological Question Addressed

Is this goal my own or imposed?

Psychological Process 2:

Need

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Is this goal my own or imposed?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018