Competence, contingency, and the development of perceived control

Author/s: 
John R. Weisz, Deborah Stipek
Year of Publication: 
1982
Publication: 
Human Development
Volume/Issue: 
25
Pages: 
250-281

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. Human Development, 25, 250-281.