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Author Skinner, Ellen A.

Title Perceived Control, Motivation, & Coping
Published Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (233 pages)
Series Individual Differences and Development
Sage series on individual differences and development.
Contents Machine generated contents note: I. Meta-Theoretical Assumptions -- 1. What Is Perceived Control? -- 2. What Is the Need for Competence? -- II. Constructs of Control -- 3. Are All Perceived Control Constructs the Same? -- 4. Who Needs a New Conceptualization of Perceived Control? -- III. Antecedents of Perceived Control -- 5. What Are the Origins of Perceived Control? -- 6. How Do Social Contexts Promote and Undermine Control? -- IV. Consequences of Perceived Control -- 7. Why Does Perceived Control Predict Everything? -- 8. How Does Perceived Control Work During Times of Stress? -- V. Development of Perceived Control -- 9. How Do Individual Differences in Perceived Control Develop? -- 10. How Does Perceived Control Change With Age? -- VI. Intervention Into the Competence System -- 11. Is More Control Better? -- 12. What Are the Dangers of Intervening Into the Competence System? -- VII. Empirical Study of Perceived Control -- 13. How Do I Decide Whether to Include Perceived Control in My Research? -- 14. What Are the Future Research Issues in Perceived Control?
Summary At every point in the lifespan, individual differences in a sense of control are strong predictors of motivation, coping and success and failure in a wide range of domains. What are the origins of these individual differences, how do they develop and what are the mechanisms by which they exert such an influence on psychological functioning? To answer these questions, this book draws on theories and research covering key control constructs, including self-efficacy, learned helplessness, locus of control and attribution theory. Skinner also considers such issues as: the origins of control
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Subject Control (Psychology)
Motivation (Psychology)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1452246742 (electronic bk.)
9781452246741 (electronic bk.)