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Behavioral approach and behavioral inhibition as moderators of the association between negative life events and perceived control in midlife

Windsor, Timothy; Butterworth, Peter; Rodgers, Bryan; Anstey, Kaarin


A strong sense of control over the environment is an important component of well-being and promotes resilience to stress. This paper reports a longitudinal investigation of associations between negative life events in midlife, approach-avoidance aspects of personality, and control beliefs in a population-based sample of midlife adults. Results indicated that the experience of negative life events was associated with weaker control beliefs. Behavioral approach was positively related to control,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Personality and Individual Differences
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2007.10.036


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