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Perceived Control, Motivation, & Coping : Sage Series on Individual Differences and Development - Ellen A. Skinner

Perceived Control, Motivation, & Coping

Sage Series on Individual Differences and Development

Paperback Published: 1st April 1995
ISBN: 9780803955615
Number Of Pages: 232

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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

Introduction
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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ISBN: 9780803955615
ISBN-10: 0803955618
Series: Sage Series on Individual Differences and Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st April 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.3