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Educational Psychology & Higher Education
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The present study is informed by self-determination theory and explores the relatively new construct of agentic engagement. Measures of agentic engagement, teacher support for autonomy and competence, and relatedness (teacher and classmate) were collected from 172 high-school students in a three wave short term longitudinal design. Regression statistics demonstrated that (a) initial students’ agentic engagement predicted perceived teacher autonomy and perceived teacher relatedness, (b) perceived teacher autonomy, perceived competence, perceived teacher relatedness and perceived classmate support predicted agentic engagement at the end of the semester and (c) reciprocally mid-semester agentic engagement predicted perceived teacher relatedness at the end of the semester.
Agentic; Autonomy; Competence; Engagement; Relatedness; Self-determination theory
Education | Educational Psychology
Wakefield, Curt Ryan, "Agentic Engagement, Teacher Support, and Classmate Relatedness— A Reciprocal Path to Student Achievement" (2016). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2757.