Control judgements across the lifespan

Grob, Alexander and Little, Todd D. and Wanner, Brigitte. (1999) Control judgements across the lifespan. International journal of behavioral development, Vol. 23, H. 4. pp. 833-854.

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Given the inconsistent findings in the literature, we examined age-cohort differences in various personal control judgements over the Lifespan (N = 1623; ages 14-85). For three distinct life domains (personal, social, and societal), participants rated their amount of personal control, the goal importance, the degree of control striving, and, in comparison with same-aged peers, their relative control in each domain. Within this broad lifespan range, the developmental trends showed, as expected, different trajectories depending upon the type of control dimension and the nature of the Life domain. The differential nature of these age-cohort trends have important implications for understanding the inconsistent findings reported in the literature, namely, that depending on the nature of the Life domain, the type of control dimension, and the age range tested, the trajectories can either increase, decrease, or remain stable. These trends are discussed with reference to various metatheoretical perspectives on lifespan development and control-related judgements.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Society & Choice > Entwicklungs- und Persönlichkeitspsychologie (Grob)
UniBasel Contributors:Grob, Alexander
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Psychology Press
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:22 Mar 2012 14:25
Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:45

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