The desire to experience oneself as capable of realizing abilities, plans, and aims, which are not always easy to achieve, and feel a sense of efficacy. Competence support is typified by teacher behaviours such as providing optimal challenges, immediate and non-evaluative feedback, assistance in coping with failure, teaching learning strategies, and conveying messages regarding students’ ability to succeed (Deci & Ryan, 2000).
Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (2000). The “what” and “why” of goal pursuits: Human needs and the self-determination of behaviour. Psychological Inquiry, 11(4), 227-268.