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Psicologia para América Latina

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ALBUQUERQUE, Francisco José Batista de; VERA NORIEGA, José Angel; MARTINS, Cíntia Ribeiro  and  NEVES, Maria Tereza de Souza. Locus de controle e bem-estar subjetivo em estudantes universitários da Paraíba. Psicol. Am. Lat. [online]. 2008, n.13. ISSN 1870-350X.

The interest on the relationship between the subjective well-being (SWB) and others constructs increased in the last three decades. In this way, aimed it to verify the predictive power of the dimensions of the locus of control (LC) - internal (LCI), external (LCE) and affiliative (LCA) - concerning the SWB in 629 students of one public university in Brazilian Northeast. It used the following scales: Life Satisfaction, Affects and Life’s areas satisfaction, to measure the SWB, and the Locus of control. It was verified that the level of SWB of these young do not oscillated according to the adopted control. The weak prediction that was found it refers only to the LCI - the control is attributed to the individual - and to the LCA - the control must it to other individuals. The LCE, in which the control is attributed at random, does not predict such construct. Even taking into account that the BES shows no relationship with the LCE, students of UFPB present, as predominant in their lives, this dimension of the locus of control.

Keywords : Subjective well-being; Dimensions of locus of control; College student.

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