Competence, contingency, and the development of perceived control

Author/s: 

John R. Weisz

,

Deborah Stipek

Year of Publication: 
1982

Surveys 33 developmental studies using 12 different locus of control scales in the effort to learn how perceived internal control changes with age. A few studies show developmental declines in perceived control, about half show consistent developmental increases, and about half show mixed results or no significant developmental differences.

APA Citation

Weisz, J., & Stipek, D. (1982). Competence, contingency, and the development of perceived control.