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Personal Control

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.

Categories

Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents

Items:

1. When you get what you want, it’s usually because you worked hard for it?

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

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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Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

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