Life Tasks and Daily Life Experience

@article{Cantor1991LifeTA,
  title={Life Tasks and Daily Life Experience},
  author={Nancy E. Cantor and Julie K. Norem and Christopher Langston and Sabrina Zirkel and William Fleeson and Carol Cook-Flannagan},
  journal={Journal of Personality},
  year={1991},
  volume={59},
  pages={425-451}
}
This article explores the assumption that the goals on which an individual works structure the experience of daily life. One set of important goals are those consensual tasks that reflect the age-graded expectations of a living environment (e.g., the task of being on one's own at college). Whereas most members of a common age group share these consensual life tasks, indi- viduals in a group differ in the relative importance they place on different tasks and in their appraisals of them. In the… 

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