Perceived Control, Motivation, & Coping / Edition 1

Perceived Control, Motivation, & Coping / Edition 1

by Ellen A. Skinner
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SAGE Publications


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Perceived Control, Motivation, & Coping / Edition 1

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 in social interaction; environmental features that promote or undermine control; developmental change in the mechanisms by which experience

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803955608
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/14/1995
Series: Individual Differences and Development Series , #8
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Meta-Theoretical Assumptions
Constructs of Control
Antecedents of Perceived Control
Consequences of Perceived Control
Development of Perceived Control
Intervention into the Competence System
Empirical Study of Perceived Control

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