Belief in Personal ma‎stery

1. There is really no way I can solve some of the problems I have
2. Sometimes I feel that I am being pushed around in life
3. I have little control over the things that happen to me
*4. I can do just about anything I really set my mind to
5. I often feel helpless in dealing with the problems in my life
*6. What happens to me in the future mostly depends on me
7. There is little I can do to change man of the important things in my life
*Item is reverse coded
 
This instrument can be found on page 152 of RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION AND GENDER: DIFFERENCES IN THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN RELIGIOUSNESS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS. Available online at: http://academiccommons.columbia.edu/item/ac:174326
 
1 = Strongly Agree‚ 2 = Somewhat Agree‚ 3 = Somewhat Disagree‚ 4 = Strongly Disagree
 
 

Pearlin‚ L. & Schooler‚ C. (1978). The structure of coping. Journal of Health and Social Behavior‚ 19‚ 2-21.

McGowan. Joseph C. (2012). RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION AND GENDER: DIFFERENCES IN THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN RELIGIOUSNESS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS. Columbia University. http://academiccommons.columbia.edu/item/ac:174326