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The following questionnaire is for personal information only and is not meant to be a professional evaluation. As with many research questionnaires, this questionnaire may not be normed for online participants. Please take this into account when you receive the results. However, as more people complete these questionnaires the results will become more accurate. You may be asked after you complete the questionnaire to submit it for research purposes which will improve the accuracy of results.

This questionnaire assesses the degree of control that you feel you have in three major areas of life: personal achievement, interpersonal relationships, and political institutions.


Below are thirty statements that you may agree or disagree with. Using the 1 - 7 scale, indicate your agreement with each item . Please be open and honest in your responses.

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Item 1: I can usually achieve what I want if I work hard for it.


Strongly Agree
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Slightly Agree
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Item 2: In my personal relationships, the other person usually has more control than I do.


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Strongly Disagree


Item 3: By taking an active part in political and social affairs, we the people can influence world events.


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Item 4: Once I make plans, I am almost certain to make them work.


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Item 5: I have no trouble making and keeping friends.


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Item 6: The average citizen can have an influence on government decisions.


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Item 7: I prefer games involving some luck over games requiring pure skill.


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Item 8: I'm not good at guiding the course of a conversation with several others.


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Item 9: It is difficult for us to have much control over the things politicians do in office.


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Item 10: I can learn almost anything if I set my mind to it.


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Item 11: I can usually develop a personal relationship with someone I find appealing.


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Item 12: Bad economic conditions are caused by world events that are beyond our control.


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Item 13: My major accomplishments are entirely due to my hard work and ability.


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Item 14: I can usually steer a conversation toward the topics I want to talk about.


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Item 15: With enough effort we can wipe out political corruption.


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Item 16: I usually do not set goals because I have a hard time following through on them.


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Item 17: When I need assistance with something, I often find it difficult to get others to help.


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Item 18: One of the major reasons we have wars is because people don't take enough interest in politics.


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Item 19: Bad luck has sometimes prevented me from achieving things.


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Item 20: If there's someone I want to meet, I can usually arrange it.


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Item 21: There is nothing we, as consumers, can do to keep the cost of living from going higher.


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Item 22: Almost anything is possible for me if I really want it.


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Item 23: I often find it hard to get my point of view across to others.


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Strongly Disagree


Item 24: It is impossible to have any real influence over what big businesses do.


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Item 25: Most of what happens in my career is beyond my control.


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Item 26: In attempting to smooth over a disagreement, I sometimes make it worse.


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Item 27: I prefer to concentrate my energy on other things rather than on solving the world's problems.


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Item 28: I find it pointless to keep working on something that's too difficult for me.


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Item 29: I find it easy to play an important part in most group situations.


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Item 30: In the long run, we the voters are responsible for bad government on a national as well as a local level.


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For authors and more information:
Paulhus, D.L., & Van Selst, M. (1990). The Spheres of Control scale: Ten years of research. Personality and Individual Differences, 11, 1029-1036.

Spittal, M.J., Siegert, R.J., McClure, J.L., & Walkey, F.H. (2002). The Spheres of Control scale: the identification of a clear, replicable three-factor structure. Personality and Individual Differences, 32, 121-131.



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