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Affective Determinants of Health Behavior$
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David M. Williams, Ryan E. Rhodes, and Mark T. Conner

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190499037

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190499037.001.0001

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Affect in the Context of Self-Determination Theory

Affect in the Context of Self-Determination Theory

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(p.132) 7 Affect in the Context of Self-Determination Theory
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Affective Determinants of Health Behavior
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Martin S. Hagger

Cleo Protogerou

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190499037.003.0007

Self-determination theory has been applied to understand the role of affect in motivation and behavior in health contexts. According to self-determination theory, autonomous forms of motivation, reflecting self-endorsed reasons for acting and the satisfaction of psychological needs, are related to participation and persistence in health behavior. Research examining the role of affect in determining health behavior from the perspective of the theory is relatively sparse. Affect has served as both an outcome and process in applications of the theory to health behavior. Positive affect and psychological well-being have been identified as important outcomes of participating in behaviors for autonomous reasons. Affect is inextricably linked to motivational processes through eudaimonic and hedonic well-being, the passionate pursuit of activities, and the regulation of behavior through active management of aversive emotional responses. The chapter outlines how support for autonomous motivation by significant others may lead to adaptive behavioral engagement and affective responses in health behavior.

Keywords:   intrinsic motivation, autonomous motivation, controlled motivation, psychological need, satisfaction, enjoyment, hedonic well-being, eudaimonic well-being

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