Document Detail


Is internal-external control an age-related variable?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1263149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Following the suggestion proposed by Duke, Shaheen, and Nowicki, this study was designed to test the basic hypothesis that the meaning of internal-external control (I-E) may differ with age. Such variables as age, educational level, socioeconomic status, self-confidence, etc., which have consistently been found to relate to I-E for children through college age Ss, were examined to see if these bear a relationship to I-E for a group of parents (95 fathers and 107 mothers) of college students (father mean age 48, mother mean age 46). Results indicated that with the exception of father education, there was no significant relationship between I-E and all other variables. Thus, these findings support the notion that I-E is an age-related variable, that generalizations from previous studies to older people should be re-evaluated, and that future research should study the meaning and dynamics of I-E for older people.
Authors:
R C Lao
Related Documents :
20865619 - Mental alternation test: administration mode, age, and practice effects.
25315619 - Effects of exposure to welding fume on lung function: results from the german weldox st...
1206609 - Trends in powerlessness: a ten year follow-up.
11681549 - The differential impact of age on the phenomenology of melancholia.
11201329 - An assessment of biological age of males in poland.
19527569 - Associations between chronic disease, age and physical and mental health status.
23555149 - Healthy lifestyle in teachers.
24735769 - Is planning for driving cessation critical for the well-being and lifestyle of older dr...
2803409 - Prevalence of asthma and asthma symptoms in a general population sample of north italy.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of psychology     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0022-3980     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychol     Publication Date:  1976 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-07-06     Completed Date:  1976-07-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376332     Medline TA:  J Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Factors
Educational Status
Female
Humans
Income
Internal-External Control*
Job Satisfaction
Male
Middle Aged
Parents*
Personality Tests
Population Density
Religion
Self Assessment (Psychology)
Social Values

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Internal-external control, interpersonal trust, and the motive to avoid success in college women.
Next Document:  Components of suicidal intent in completed and attempted suicides.