Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Self-Determination Theory (SDT) and Professional Reasoning in OT Students: A Mixed-Methods Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Self-Determination Theory (SDT) and Professional Reasoning in OT Students: A Mixed-Methods Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505174. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6023
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505174. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO6023
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

In this mixed-methods study, we explored the extent to which an experiential learning course improved professional reasoning, using self-determination theory (SDT) as a frame of reference. Quantitative results indicated a statistically significant increase in professional reasoning. Findings from reflective journals indicate a pathway to professional reasoning through SDT. OT educators can utilize the results of this study to better facilitate student development of professional reasoning.

Primary Author and Speaker: Tiffany Bolton

Additional Authors and Speakers: Evan Dean