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Self-Regulation Questionnaire (QARDV)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Questionário de Auto-Regulação da Decisão Vocacional

Original Version

Ryan & Connell (1989)

Portuguese Version

Cordeiro, P., Paixão, P., & Lens, W. (2013).

General Description

In this Portuguese adaptation for the career context 20 assessing the individuals’ motives underlying their career commitments (autonomous versus controlled motivation). Instructions read “Think of the decision that you made of going to higher education or enter the job market. I made this career decision because…”. The the 20 items encompass four motives for career commitment (1) integration “these commitments fit well with who I am”, (2) identification “they are personally meaningful to me”, (3) introjection “I would feel guilty if I did not make these commitments”, and (4) external motives “other people expect me to pursue these commitments”. Items are rated on a 5-point Likert scale, ranging from 1 (“Strongly disagree”) to 5 (“Strongly agree”). Target population: adolescents and adults

  • Cordeiro, P., Paixão, P., Lens, W., Lacante, M., & Luyckx, K. (2016). The Portuguese validation of the Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction and Frustration Scale: Concurrent and longitudinal relations to well-being and ill-being. Psychologica Belgica, 56, 193-209. doi:10.5334/pb.252 http://hdl.handle.net/10316/47431


Pedro Cordeiro – pedrcordeiro@gmail.com

Maria Paula Paixão – mppaixao@fpce.uc.pt