Self Determinism Summary

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As a summary of the article given to us, self determinisms or SDT is a theory that was created by Deci and Ryan stating that all humans, no matter the culture or background, have the need to do things on their own, competent, and to relate to a group of people. There are the basic psychological needs of autonomy, competences, and relatedness. People can be intrinsically motivated, or extrinsically motivated. In general, in an environment where needs are met, people are more intrinsically motivated, and they’re more likely to do things simply because they enjoy them. In environments where needs aren’t being met, people are more extrinsically motivated, and they may need to get rewards or avoid punishments to be more motivated. When people are …show more content…
(in press)—high incidence, cognitive disabilities, sensory disabilities, intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, and orthopedic impairments?” The second research question that is attempted to be answered is, “Are there differences in the latent means, variances, and/or covariances for students who are Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic within the six disability …show more content…
These factors consist of many things, such as gender, disability, race and/or ethnicity, language, and socioeconomic status. An example of the differences between personal culture within ethnicity is that some cultures may put a more heightened importance on familial goals as opposed to personal goals. Differences among race/ethnicity are difficult to catch when researching self determination in those with learning disabilities, because opportunities may be limited for those individuals. However, in general, the article suggests that race/ethnicity does in fact have influence over self determined behavior, particularly when it comes to their responsibility to their family. An interesting finding of this study was that race/ethnicity along with a disability label influenced the levels of autonomy, self-realization, and psychological empowerment among the six disability groups included. Interestingly, this article stated that some races scored different within psychological empowerment. Researchers also suggested that having a sensory disability may possibly influence the environmental opportunities available for self determination. Within the intellectual disability group, there were also score differences among ethnicity. “Researchers have consistently found that students with intellectual disability, compared with their peers with other disabilities, experience greater psychological

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