ERIC Number: EJ465941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Individual Change in Perceived Control over 20 Years.
Gatz, Margaret; Karel, Michele J.
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v16 n2 p305-22 Jun 1993
Examined perceptions of personal control in 1,267 individuals in 4 generations of families participating in multiple cohort, longitudinal study spanning 1971-91. Over 20 years, mean levels of personal control became more internal among 560 individuals who participated in all measurements, probably reflecting environmental factors. Found developmental changes toward greater internality for young adults as they progressed to middle age. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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