Perceived control and health

@article{Wallston1987PerceivedCA,
  title={Perceived control and health},
  author={Kenneth A Wallston and Barbara Strudler Wallston and Shelton Smith and Carolyn J. Dobbins},
  journal={Current Psychology},
  year={1987},
  volume={6},
  pages={5-25}
}
Perceived control (PC) is defined as thebelief that one can determine one’s own internal states and behavior, influence one’s environment, and/or bring about desired outcomes. Two important dimensions of PC are delineated: (1) whether the object of control is located in the past or the future and (2) whether the object of control is over outcome, behavior, or process. A variety of constructs and measures of PC (e.g., efficacy, attribution, and locus of control) are discussed in relation to… 

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