Title

The role of intrinsic motivation in a group of low vision patients participating in a self-management programme to enhance self-efficacy and quality of life

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2-2014

Abstract

Self-management programmes have previously been found to decrease health problems, enhance quality of life and increase independence. However, there is no literature that examines the influence of the participants' intrinsic motivation on the outcomes of such programmes. This study examined the role of intrinsic motivation in a pilot low vision self-management programme to enhance self-efficacy and quality of life of the programme participants. A positive association was observed between the female participants' perceived choice and perceived competence, two underlying dimensions of the Intrinsic Motivation Inventory. In addition, a positive correlation was observed between the younger participants' perceived competence and the change in their quality of life. The findings provide some support for consideration of participants' intrinsic motivation in the development of effective self-management programmes.

Keywords

Intrinsic motivation, Self-efficacy, Quality of life, Singapore, Self-management

Discipline

Medicine and Health Sciences | Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

International Journal of Nursing Practice

Volume

20

Issue

1

First Page

17

Last Page

24

ISSN

1322-7114

Identifier

10.1111/ijn.12110

Publisher

Wiley: 12 months

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1111/ijn.12110

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