Print Email Facebook Twitter The influence of autonomy support on self-regulatory processes and attrition in the Royal Dutch Navy Title The influence of autonomy support on self-regulatory processes and attrition in the Royal Dutch Navy Author Delahaij, R. Theunissen, N.C.M. Six, C. Publication year 2014 Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanisms that explain the influence of instructor support on attrition levels within Navy basic military training. Based on self-determination theory, we hypothesized that higher autonomy support leads to lower intent to quit, mediated by self-efficacy and training value. Results from a group of trainees (N. = 208) confirmed that autonomy support negatively predicted intent to quit and that this relationship was mediated by self-efficacy. Training value did not mediate between autonomy support and intent to quit. In addition, logistic regression showed intent to quit predicted attrition. In conclusion, the application of self-determination theory provided new insights into the mechanisms underlying attrition in the military domain. © 2013 Elsevier Inc. Subject Behavioural Changes Human PerformancesHOI - Human Behaviour & Organisational Innovations TPI - Training & Performance InnovationsELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesDefenceAttritionAutonomy supportSelf-determination theoryTraining To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ca4fc1b1-3425-4e66-8e11-43c1c307a726 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2013.11.003 TNO identifier 500215 ISSN 1041-6080 Source Learning and Individual Differences, 30, 177-181 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.