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A longitudinal investigation of perceived control and cognitive performance in young , midlife and older adults

Windsor, Timothy; Anstey, Kaarin


Longitudinal associations between generalized control beliefs (one's perceived capacity to influence events) and cognitive test performance were examined in a population-based sample of young, midlife and older adults. Participants provided measures of perceived control, self-assessed health, education and depression and anxiety symptoms, and completed cognitive tests at two assessments, 4 years apart. For each age group, baseline (between-person) control was positively related to performance...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
DOI: 10.1080/13825580802348570


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