Control Beliefs
Control beliefs have to do with the perceived presence of factors that may facilitate or impede performance of a behavior. It is assumed that these control beliefs -- in combination with the perceived power of each control factor -- determine the prevailing perceived behavioral control. Specifically, the perceived power of each control factor to impede or facilitate performance of the behavior contributes to perceived behavioral control in direct proportion to the person's subjective probability that the control factor is present (see perceived behavioral control).