Important Others' Questionnaire

Measure Definition:

Self-determination theory suggests that autonomy support from others is important in motivating change of various health behaviors.


Social Support

Construct Definition (and Source):

Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. (MeSH)

Selected References

Citation PubMed ID

Williams, G. C., Lynch, M. F., McGregor, H. A., Ryan, R. M., Sharp, D., & Deci, E. L. (2006). Validation of the "Important Other" Climate Questionnaire: Assessing Autonomy Support for Health-Related Change. Families, Systems, & Health, 24(2), 179–194.