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control

Seven items assess the degree to which a person exhibits a trait-like tendency characterized by lack of behavioral and cognitive control.

Four, five-point Likert-type items measure the extent to which a person feels at the moment that he/she does not have control over life. 

Using four, seven-point uni-polar items, the scale measures how much a person believes his/her personality to be dependable and disciplined rather than disorganized and careless.

Three, seven-point Likert-type items measure how much a person believes that entities outside of him- or herself control outcomes.

The degree to which a person believes that he/she has the necessary resources to produce particular outcomes is measured with three, seven-point Likert-type items.

Using three, seven-point Likert-type items, the scale measures the belief that one has the ability to make situations turn out the way he/she wants.

Composed of three, seven-point Likert-type items, this scale measures how much a person believes that, in a particular past situation, other people had a lot of power over him/her.

How much a person feels at the current time he/she could easily get mad and not be able to control it is measured with three, seven-point items. The wording of the items is meant to focus participants’ responses on their current states rather than their longer-term trait-like tendencies. 

The belief that a particular health condition is a person’s responsibility to control is measured with four, seven-point Likert-type items. 

The belief that people have health conditions which they can not change is measured using three, seven-point Likert-type items.