Autonomous forms of motivation underpinning injury prevention and rehabilitation among police officers: An application of the trans-contextual model

King Chung Derwin CHAN, Martin S. HAGGER

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Abstract

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. Copyright © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-364
JournalMotivation and Emotion
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

Citation

Chan, D. K.-C., & Hagger, M. S. (2012). Autonomous forms of motivation underpinning injury prevention and rehabilitation among police officers: An application of the trans-contextual model. Motivation and Emotion, 36(3), 349-364. doi: 10.1007/s11031-011-9247-4

Keywords

  • Self-determination theory
  • Theory of planned behavior
  • Occupational injury
  • Autonomy support
  • Treatment motivation
  • Intention

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