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 +====== Desire for Control scale ======
 +
 +Burger & Cooper (1979, Motivation & Emotion)
 +
 +This is actually less about control and more about wanting choice in life. Which is actually desire for choice.
 +It is sometimes referred to as "​Chronic Desire for Control"​ ([[http://​psycnet.apa.org.proxy.lib.fsu.edu/​journals/​psp/​105/​4/​549/​|Geers et al., 2013, JPSP]])
 +
 +===== The scale =====
 +
 +<​blockquote>​
 +  - I prefer a job where I have a lot of control over what I do and when I do it.
 +  - I enjoy political participation because I want to have as much of a say in running government as possible.
 +  - I try to avoid situations where someone else tells me what to do.
 +  - I would prefer to be a leader rather than a follower.
 +  - I enjoy being able to influence the actions of others.
 +  - I am careful to check everything on an automobile before I leave for a long trip.
 +  - Others usually know what is best for me.
 +  - I enjoy making my own decisions.
 +  - I enjoy having control over my own destiny.
 +  - I would rather someone else took over the leadership role when I'm involved in a group project.
 +  - I consider myself to be generally more capable of handling situations than others are.
 +  - I'd rather run my own business and make my own mistakes than listen to someone else’s orders.
 +  - I like to get a good idea of what a job is all about before I begin. ​
 +  - When I see a problem I prefer to do something about it rather than sit by and let it continue.
 +  - When it comes to orders, I would rather give them than receive them. 
 +  - I wish I could push many of life’s daily decisions off on someone else.
 +  - When driving, I try to avoid putting myself in a situation where I could be hurt by someone else’s mistake.
 +  - I prefer to avoid situations where someone else has to tell me what it is I should be doing.
 +  - There are many situations in which I would prefer only one choice rather than having to make a decision.
 +  - I like to wait and see if someone else is going to solve a problem so that I don't have to be bothered by it.
 +</​blockquote>​
 +Items 7, 10, 16, 19, and 20 are reversed before scoring.
 +
 +Thc instructions for the scale were: 
 +
 +<​blockquote>​
 +Below you will find a series of statements. Please read
 +each statement carefully and respond to it by expressing the extent to which you believe
 +the statement applies to you. It is important that you respond to all items.
 +
 +For all items a response from 1 to 7 is required. Use the number that best reflects your belief when the scale is defined as follows: ​
 +  - The statement doesn'​t apply to me at all. 
 +  - The statement usually doesn'​t apply to me. 
 +  - Most often, the statement does not apply. ​
 +  - I am unsure about whether or not the statement applies to me, or it applies to me about half the time. 
 +  - The statement applies more often than not
 +  - The statement usually applies to me.
 +  - The statement always applies to me. 
 +</​blockquote>​
  
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