Autonomous forms of motivation underpinning injury prevention and rehabilitation among police officers: An application of the trans-contextual model
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The present study applied the trans-contextual model (TCM) to understand the motivational processes underpinning workers’ injury prevention and rehabilitation intentions and behavior. Full-time police officers (N = 207; M age = 37.24, SD = 9.93) completed questionnaire measures of the TCM variables. Covariance-based SEM for the full sample revealed that the effect of autonomy support from supervisor on autonomous motivation for injury prevention (M-injury) was fully mediated by autonomous work motivation (M-work), and the effect of M-injury on intention was fully mediated by attitude and subjective norm. Variance-based SEM for the 87 participants who had recent occupational injury showed that the effect of autonomy support from supervisor on autonomous treatment motivation (M-treatment) was partially mediated by M-work, and the effect of perceived autonomy support from physician on treatment adherence was fully mediated by M-treatment. There was no effect of treatment adherence on recovery length. Findings support the motivational sequence of the TCM in an occupational context.
Motivation and Emotion
© 2012 Springer Netherlands. This is an electronic version of an article published in Motivation and Emotion, September 2012, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 349–364. Motivation and Emotion is available online at: http://link.springer.com// with the open URL of your article.
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