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Autonomy Support Questionnaire (ASQ)

The Autonomy Support Questionnaire (ASQ) derived from the “Friendship Autonomy Support Questionnaire (FASQ)” developed by Deci, La Guardia, Moller, Scheiner, & Ryan, 2006. The FASQ was used to assess an individual’s perception of the degree to which a close friend is generally autonomy supportive within the relationship.  

Legate, Ryan, & Weinstein (2012) adapted and elaborated on the FASQ to assess the degree to which an individual perceives autonomy support versus pressure and control

of family, school, coworkers, religious community, and the lesbian, gay and bisexual community. These elaborated scales would become the ASQ.

Specifically, the ASQ outlined the following five contexts (specifying the target):

  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. Coworkers
  4. School Peers
  5. Religious Community

The individual items by contexts can be found on the following pages below.


Main Questionnaire

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Autonomy Support Questionnaire (ASQ)

Packet includes context for family, school, coworkers, religious community and the lesbian, gay and bisexual community


(2012) Social Psychological and Personality Science

Is coming out always a ‘‘good thing’’? Exploring the relations of autonomy support, outness, and wellness for lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals

Legate, N. Ryan, R. M. Weinstein, N.

(2006) Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

On the benefits of giving as well as receiving autonomy support: Mutuality in close friendships

Deci, E. L. La Guardia, J. G. Moller, A. C. Scheiner, M. J. Ryan, R. M.