The Sense of Control Scale

The Sense of Control Scale 14 has 12 items that measure a person’s sense of mastery over their outcomes (e.g., “Whether or not I am able to get what I want is in my own hands”) and perceptions of constraints on their behavior (e.g., “Other people determine most of what I can and cannot do”).

Content

Topics
Self Management
Skills
Sense of control
Subskills
Self/Inhibitory Control, Mastery Orientation
Grades
Post secondary
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
<3 minutes
Price

Free

Training
None
Qualifications
None
Administration
Individual,
Paper
Professional
Professional

Access and Use

Contact

Corresponding Author:
Margie Lachman, Brandeis University
lachman@binah.cc.brandies.edu

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations
Duffy, R. D. (2010). Sense of Control and Career Adaptability Among Undergraduate Students. Journal of Career Assessment, 18(4), 420–430. doi: 10.1177/1069072710374587

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
Yes
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Yes