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Parents, Children and Sense of Control

Institution: ESRI

To the extent that people believe that their own actions can bring about a valued outcome, they are said to have a “sense of control”. This is a key factor in understanding why people act as they do. When individuals feel that their actions can make a difference to important aspects of their lives, they are motivated to take action. If, on the other hand, they feel that their actions do not make a difference, there is little incentive to act. To what extent has the sense of control of adult children been affected by that of their parents? This question is addressed in a recent article.

Suggested citation:

. () Parents, Children and Sense of Control [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 16th June 2019].


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