Understanding the coping process from a self-determination theory perspective
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2009 The British Psychological Society
British Journal of Health Psychology
Volume 14, Issue 2, pages 249–260, May 2009
How to Cite
Ntoumanis, N., Edmunds, J. and Duda, J. L. (2009), Understanding the coping process from a self-determination theory perspective. British Journal of Health Psychology, 14: 249–260. doi: 10.1348/135910708X349352
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Received 30 April 2008; revised version received 24 July 2008
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.