Applying self-determination theory (SDT) in an emancipatory study with anxious adolescents to investigate any changes in anxiety and wellbeing.
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Kearns, T. 2017. Applying self-determination theory (SDT) in an emancipatory study with anxious adolescents to investigate any changes in anxiety and wellbeing. Prof Doc Thesis University of East London Psychology
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This research aimed to respond to a locally and nationally identified need (anonymous local authority, 2014; Department of Health, 2015) to improve wellbeing and reduce negative affect (i.e. anxiety) in young people (YP) by applying self-determination theory (SDT) (Deci & Ryan, 2000) in an empowerment process in two secondary/upper schools in one local authority. Four groups (n=13) of students from year 10, 11 and 13 who self-reported to be anxious were invited to participate in focus groups to discuss the causes of their anxieties and suggest school based mechanisms of support. Each group decided how they wanted to feedback their ideas to senior management who then explained what they would change to address students’ suggestions.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.15123/PUB.6410|
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|Deposited||14 Feb 2018|
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