Other Applied Domains


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Kritz, M., Thogersen-Ntoumani, C., Mullan, B., Stathi, A., & Ntoumanis, N. (2021). How can older peer leaders best support motivation for walking in physically inactive older adults? A self-determination theory perspective. Psychology & Health, Advance Online doi: 10.1080/08870446.2021.1994968

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Shah, K. N., Ryan, R. M., Majeed, Z., Yoruk, Y. B., Yang, H., Hilton, T. N., McMahon, J. M., Hall, W. J., Walck, D., & Luque, A. E. (2016). . In , Enhancing physical function in HIV-infected older adults: A randomized controlled clinical trial. (Vol 35(6), pp. 563-573). : . doi: 10.1037/hea0000311

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Evans, P., & Ryan, R. M. (2022). . In G. McPherson, Intrinsic and extrinsic motivations for music performance (Vol 1, pp. 576-603). : Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190056285.013.24

Kingsford-Smith, A., & Evans, P. (2021). A longitudinal study of psychological needs satisfaction, value, achievement, and elective music intentions. Psychology of Music, 49(3), 382–398. doi: 10.1177/0305735619868285

Miksza, P., Evans, P., & McPherson, G. E. (2021). Motivation to pursue a career in music: The role of social constraints in university music programs. Psychology of Music, 49(1), 50–68. doi: 10.1177/0305735619836269

Miksza, P., Evans, P., & McPherson, G. E. (2021). Wellness among university-level music students: A study of the predictors of subjective vitality. Musicae Scientiae, 25(2), 143–160. doi: 10.1177/1029864919860554

Blackwell, J., Miksza, P., Evans, P., & McPherson, G. E. (2020). Student vitality, teacher engagement, and rapport in studio music instruction. Frontiers in Psychology doi:

Krause, A. E., North, A. C., & Davidson, J. W. (2019). Using self-determination theory to examine musical participation and well-being. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 405. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00405

Freer, E., & Evans, P. (2019). Choosing to study music in high school: Teacher support, psychological needs satisfaction, and elective music intentions. Psychology of Music, 47(6), 781–799. doi: 10.1177/0305735619864634

Evans, P., & Liu, M. Y. (2019). Psychological Needs and Motivational Outcomes in a High School Orchestra Program. Journal of Research in Music Education, 67(1), 83-105. doi: 10.1177/0022429418812769

Comeau, G., Huta, V., Lu, Y., & Swirp, M. (2019). The Motivation for Learning Music (MLM) questionnaire: Assessing children’s and adolescents’ autonomous motivation for learning a musical instrument. Motivation and Emotion, 43, 705–718. doi: 10.1007/s11031-019-09769-7

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Evans, P., & Bonneville-Roussy, A. (2016). Self-determined motivation for practice in university music students. Psychology of Music, 44(5), 1095–1110. doi: 10.1177/0305735615610926

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Lacaille, N., Gaudreau, P., & Koestner, R. (2007). On the value of intrinsic rather than traditional achievement goals for performing artists: A short-term prospective study. International Journal of Music Education, 25, 243-254.