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Self-determination Theory: A Framework for Clubhouse Psychosocial Rehabilitation Research


Raeburn, T and Schmied, V and Hungerford, C and Cleary, M, Self-determination Theory: A Framework for Clubhouse Psychosocial Rehabilitation Research, Issues in mental health nursing, 36, (2) pp. 145-51. ISSN 0161-2840 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.3109/01612840.2014.927544


The Clubhouse model is a widely used approach to psychosocial rehabilitation that has been a pioneer in supporting recovery-oriented programmes. Little consideration has been given however, to the theories that guide research of the recovery practices used by Clubhouses. In this paper, we provide a description of self-determination theory, including its philosophical background followed by explanation of its relevance to health care and Clubhouse contexts. We argue that self-determination theory provides a robust social constructionist theoretical framework that is well-suited to informing research related to psychosocial rehabilitation, recovery-oriented practices and the Clubhouse model.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:107394
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-16
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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