Much research has been carried out towards the relationship between the basic psychological needs of students as defined within the selfdetermination theory (autonomy, competence, relatedness) and their motivation to learn. However, there is still little research on the relationship between these basic needs and different forms of maladaptive behavior in the classroom. Gaining more insight into the causes of maladaptive behavior is important in order to prevent or remedy such behavior. The present study focuses on the question to what extent maladaptive behavior of students in secondary education is related to the degree to which both teachers and fellow students address their needs for competence, autonomy and relatedness. Results show a significant relation between maladaptive behavior of students in the classroom and the extent to which teachers and fellow students meet their basic psychological needs.
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|