perceived control

perceived control

(pĕr-sēvd′)
The degree to which people feel they are in charge of their own lives, instead of feeling helpless, hopeless, or buffeted by events or other people. People who report that they have significant control tend to feel mentally and physically healthier than those who do not.
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And I think especially for Simone, there are a few instances that really sort of challenge her authority and challenge her perceived control, particularly relating with Tess, and that's hard for her and complicated."
The Mathematics Attitude Questionnaire (Lipnevich et al., 2011) measured the four components of TPB: attitudes, subjective norms, perceived control, and intentions (Lipnevich et al., 2011).
Perceived internal employability reflects an individual's perceived control over his or her career (Vanhercke et al., 2014).
Perceived control as an antidote to the negative effects of layoffs on survivors' organizational commitment and job performance.
This scale focuses its attention on four main dimensions operationalized together: Worry about crime, perceived likelihood of personal crime, perceived control over personal crime, and the perceived consequences of personal crime.
Also, the mindset intervention strengthened postintervention measures of the adolescents' perceived control. On a postintervention, laboratory-based, standardized social stress test, the mindset intervention group achieved physiologic recovery more than three times faster than did the controls, as assessed via electrodermal activity.
Patrick, Skinner, and Connell (1993) argue that perceived control is a significant indicator of learning motivation.
at night have lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts.
Various authors had given the importance to the perception of having control because perceived control decreases the intensity of pain, and discomfort by decreasing uncertainty.7,11,12
All these methods can prove useful, but some claim that those using problem-focused coping strategies will adjust better to life.Problem-focused coping mechanisms may allow an individual greater perceived control over their problem, whereas emotion-focused coping may sometimes lead to a reduction in perceived control (maladaptive coping).
According to the theory of planned behavior, behaviors like whistleblowing intention are a function of three elements: attitudes, perceived norms, and perceived control. An attitude is an individual's judgment of how much he or she approves or disapproves of a specific behavior.
The matrix also revealed a moderate correlation (r = 0.452, P value < 0.01) between perceived control and behavior.

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