Personal Self-Determination and Moderating Variables that Impact Efforts to Promote Self-Determination Academic Article uri icon


  • The purpose of this second article in the special topic issue from the National Training Initiative on Self-Determination is to provide detail with regard to how we understand the self-determination construct and to discuss moderator variables and how such variables impact the design and implementation of interventions to promote self-determination. Moderator variables are baseline factors that define subgroups with greater versus lesser intervention response. That is, they are factors that need to be taken into account, a priori, when designing interventions so that the intervention might address unique needs or characteristics of the people for whom the intervention is intended. Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Wehmeyer, M. L., Abery, B. H., Zhang, D., Ward, K., Willis, D., Hossain, W. A., ... Walker, H. M.

citation count

  • 81

complete list of authors

  • Wehmeyer, Michael L||Abery, Brian H||Zhang, Dalun||Ward, Karen||Willis, Derrick||Hossain, Waheeda Amin||Balcazar, Fabricio||Ball, Allison||Bacon, Ansley||Calkins, Carl||Heller, Tamar||Goode, Tawara||Dias, Robette||Jesien, George S||McVeigh, Tom||Nygren, Margaret A||Palmer, Susan B||Walker, Hill M

publication date

  • January 2011