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The effect of basic psychological needs satisfaction on intrinsic regulation is moderated by hedonic and eudaimonic motives: a longitudinal investigation among youth athletes in Japan

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  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
  • Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan


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