Contributors to the Appraisal of Major Life Changes: Gender, Perceived Controllability, Sensation Seeking, Strain, and Social Support

Randall S. Jorgensen, James H. Johnson

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Abstract

This study investigated relationships between the appraisal of life events and gender, locus of control, social support, strain, and sensation seeking. In group sessions, undergraduate males and females completed self‐report measures assessing life events appraisals and self‐report measures for the above individual differences. Analyses supported the notion that a range of these variables, previously shown to serve as moderators of life stress, are significantly related to the appraisals of life events. Moreover, in addition to the gender differences obtained for the perception of life events, gender was found to influence several associations between the individual differences and life events appraisal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1123-1138
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume20
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

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