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”).
Sense of control
Self/Inhibitory Control, Mastery Orientation
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Margie Lachman, Brandeis University
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
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