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Szabo, Yvette Z.; Chang, Andrew; Chancellor-Freeland, Cheryl – College Student Journal, 2015
Previous studies have found that an individual's perception of control in a situation (Locus of Control; LOC) can serve as a protective factor that has physiological and psychological benefits. The present study examines LOC in an acute stress paradigm to examine the relationship between LOC and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning as…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Undergraduate Students, Anxiety, Speech
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Warnecke, Ashlee J.; Baum, Caitlyn A.; Peer, Jennifer R.; Goreczny, Anthony J. – College Student Journal, 2014
Previous research has shown five characteristics correlate highly with anxiety and with each other; these are self-efficacy, locus of control (LOC), subjective happiness, life satisfaction, and optimism (Mills, Pajares, & Herron, 2006; Park, Beehr, Han, & Grebner, 2012), but most studies have examined these factors in business…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Stress Variables