Variable Details:

Source:

Heilemann, MarySue V., Kathryn A. Lee, and Felix Salvador Kury (2002), "Strengths and Vulnerabilities of Women of Mexican Descent in Relation to Depressive Symptoms", Nursing Research, 51, 175-182.
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Variable



Definition:

  • An overarching sense of the degree to which one experiences control over what goes on in her/his life.


Item(s):

  • I have little control over the things that happen to me.


Citations:

  • Pearlin, L.I. (1978), "The structure of coping.", Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 19, 2-21. [Endnote]