Journal article

Examining the processes and effects of an exemplar school-based well-being approach on student competency, autonomy and relatedness

Dianne A Vella-Brodrick, Tan-Chyuan Chin, Nikki S Rickard

Health Promotion International | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020


As the application of positive education becomes more prevalent in schools, the importance of gathering information on optimal processes and outcomes associated with the programs, increases. The fulfillment of psychological needs such as competence, relatedness and autonomy, have seldomly been explored, yet they seem inextricably linked with well-being. It is also important to examine program qualities relating to delivery, relevance and practice opportunities. The current study examines (i) psychological need satisfaction as an outcome, using a quasi-experimental design and (ii) the processes involved in program delivery, using an explanatory sequential design. Year 9 students participating..

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