Personal Control is a single-item measure that aims to understand whether individuals have a sense that outcomes are the results of one's actions rather than the consequences of luck or chance.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents
1. When you get what you want, it’s usually because you worked hard for it?
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5
Pearson, J. (2006). Personal control, self-efficacy in sexual negotiation, and contraceptive risk among adolescents: The role of gender. Sex Roles, 54(9-10), 615-625. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-006-9028-9
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