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Pearlin, L. I., & Schooler, C. (1978). The structure of coping. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 19, 2-21.
To assess the extent to which the individuals generally feel as though they manifest personal mastery over important life outcomes.
Type of Measure
Participants are asked to rate how much they agree or disagree with self-descriptive sentences. No time frame or referent period is used.
1 = Strongly Disagree, 2 = Disagree, 3 = Agree, 4 = Strongly Agree
Number of Items
- I have little control over the things that happen to me. (reversed)
- What happens to me in the future mostly depends on me.
Internal Consistency Reliability in PMBC: alpha=0.72
Sum items 1R, 2R, 3R, 4, 5R, 6, &7R