School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Lisa H Foster
Multidimensional Life Satisfaction Scale for Children, Perceived Autonomy-Support, Psychological Well-Being, Self-Regulation
Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Psychology | Elementary Education | Other Education
Mongiovi, Benedetto, "The Relationship between Self-regulation and Perceived Autonomy of Psychological Well-being among Fifth Grade Christian Private School Students" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1817.
Increased anxiety, depression, and maladaptive ways of coping among children are evidence of an increase in poor psychological well-being. The purpose of this predictive correlational study was to examine the theory of self-determination that relates natural and intrinsic tendencies of students to behave in an effective and healthy autonomy-supportive way, by examining the predictive relationship of perceived autonomy-support, self-regulation, and psychological well-being of fifth grade Christian private school students. The criterion variable was defined as psychological well-being in this study. The predictor variables were perceived autonomy-support and self-regulation. Data were collected to facilitate this study from 124 fifth grade students using three Likert-type survey instruments. Surveys were distributed and conducted near the end of a school quarter. The results of the research were analyzed using multiple regression. Results indicated that the multiple regression model statistically significantly predicted well-being; however, only perceived autonomy added significantly to the prediction.