An investigation of the application of self-determination theory to potentially problematic behaviours. Test of an illustrative model: Gambling behaviour.

Marilyn T. Keyes
The purpose of this research was to first, investigate the application of Deci and Ryan's (1990) Self-Determination Theory (SDT) to a potentially problematic behaviour, and second, to investigate the relationship between gambling motivation and consequences. The SDT framework has been used to investigate the relationship between motivation and consequences in domains considered to be functional activities and to have positive consequences. It is unknown whether postulates of the SDT can be extended to activities that...
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