Figure 2.

The Self-Determination Theory Model for maintained behavior change. Model presents key constructs of health behavior change (scales used also) and the expected relationships among them. Autonomy (both as individual orientation and experimentally promoted) is central to maintained behavior change through is effects on competence and self-regulation. See Methods for abbreviations. Adapted from [29].

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