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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

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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]

dc.contributor.authorWindsor, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorButterworth, Peter
dc.contributor.authorRodgers, Bryan
dc.contributor.authorAnstey, Kaarin
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:32:40Z
dc.date.available2015-12-10T22:32:40Z
dc.identifier.issn0191-8869
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/55866
dc.description.abstractA 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, and may be protective against negative life events undermining control beliefs, for those low in behavioral inhibition. Behavioral inhibition was associated with lower control beliefs. Implications for promoting adaptive self-regulation are discussed.
dc.publisherPergamon-Elsevier Ltd
dc.sourcePersonality and Individual Differences
dc.subjectKeywords: Behavioral approach; Behavioral inhibition; BIS-BAS; Life events; Midlife; Perceived control
dc.titleBehavioral approach and behavioral inhibition as moderators of the association between negative life events and perceived control in midlife
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume44
dc.date.issued2008
local.identifier.absfor111700 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9406909xPUB342
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWindsor, Timothy, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationAnstey, Kaarin, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationButterworth, Peter, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationRodgers, Bryan, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1080
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1092
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.paid.2007.10.036
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T10:18:05Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-39149129690
local.identifier.thomsonID000254598100004
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