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Understanding the Coping Process from a Self-Determination Theory Perspective

Ntoumanis, Nikos and Edmunds, Jemma and Duda, Joan L (2009) Understanding the Coping Process from a Self-Determination Theory Perspective. British Journal of Health Psychology, 14 (2). pp. 249-260. ISSN 1359-107X

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URL of Published Version: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpsoc/bjhp/2009/00000014/00000002/art00005

Identification Number/DOI: 10.1348/135910708X349352

Purpose: To explore conceptual links between the Cognitive-Motivational-Relational Theory of coping (Lazarus, 1991) and Self-Determination Theory of motivation (Deci & Ryan, 1985)
Method: We present a very brief overview of the two theories. We also discuss how components from the two theories can be examined together to facilitate research in the health/exercise domain. To this effect, we offer a preliminary integrated model of stress, coping and motivation, based on the two aforementioned theories, in an attempt to illustrate and instigate research on how motivational factors are implicated in the coping process.
Conclusion: We believe that the proposed model can serve as a platform for generating new research ideas which, besides their theoretical relevance, may have important applied implications.

Type of Work:Article
Date:May 2009 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
Department:School of Sport and Exercise Science
Subjects:GV Recreation Leisure
BF Psychology
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:British Psychological Society
ID Code:378
Refereed:YES
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