Armyanskii ln., 4-2,
Moscow, 101000, Russia


M. Linch1,2,3
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation
  • 2 University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627 USA
  • 3 Kazan State University, 18 Kremlevskaya st., Kazan, 420008, Russia

Basic Needs and Well-being: A Self-determination Theory View

2004. Vol. 1. No. 3. P. 137–142 [issue contents]
Whether the experience of autonomy is important to people in non-Western, collectivist societies has been hotly debated. This study investigated the cross-cultural relevance of autonomy support as a quality of interpersonal relationships. Specifically, participants from three countries — China, Russia, and the United States — responded to items reflecting the degree to which they experienced each of six relationships as autonomy supportive as well as items assessing their personal well-being and relationship satisfaction. Results demonstrated that in each country, when participants experienced their relationship partners as more autonomy supportive, they experienced greater psychological well-being and were more satisfied in their relationships. Results are discussed in terms of implications for cross-cultural theory and for practice in applied domains.
Citation: Linch M. (2004) Bazovye potrebnosti i sub"ektivnoe blagopoluchie s tochki zreniya teorii samodeterminatsii [ Basic Needs and Well-being: A Self-determination Theory View]. Psychology. Journal of Higher School of Economics, vol. 1, no 3, pp. 137-142 (in Russian)
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