Journal article

Interventions to support autonomy, competence, and relatedness needs in organizations: A systematic review with recommendations for research and practice

Gavin Slemp, Mark A Lee, Lara H Mossman

Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology | Wiley | Published : 2021


Organizational research underpinned by self‐determination theory (SDT) has grown substantially over the past decade. However, the effectiveness of interventions designed to promote support for basic psychological needs in organizations remains ill documented. We thus report the results of a qualitative systematic review and synthesis of SDT‐informed studies of interventions to cultivate autonomy, competence, and relatedness needs, and in turn, autonomous motivation in organizational contexts. Studies were included in the review if they evaluated the effect of interventions to develop autonomy‐, competence‐, or relatedness‐supportive work climates or leader behaviours. A systematic search yie..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project was supported by an internal research development award offered by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne.