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Locus of control, sensation seeking, and stress.
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PMID:  9009785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We explored the relations among locus of control, sensation seeking, and stress (N = 68 students). Corroborating evidence was found that subjects with an external locus of control are more vulnerable to stress. Subjects scoring higher on the thrill and adventure seeking-dimension of sensation seeking reported less severe physical and psychological complaints thought to be associated with stress. These results suggest that high sensation seeking is associated with protective mechanisms against life-stress. Some possible intervening mechanisms are further discussed.
B De Brabander; J Hellemans; C Boone; P Gerits
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological reports     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0033-2941     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Rep     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-27     Completed Date:  1997-02-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376475     Medline TA:  Psychol Rep     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1307-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Applied Economics, University of Antwerp-RUCA, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Defense Mechanisms
Internal-External Control*
Personality Inventory
Somatoform Disorders / psychology
Stress, Psychological / complications*
Students / psychology

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