THE CONTROL RATIO
• Each individual is under a certain amount of control, but each individual
also exercises a certain amount of control
• Individuals want autonomy – they want to escape from control.
• The individual’s “control ratio” determines the likelihood of deviant
behavior (Tittle, 2001).
• When individuals exercise as much control as they are subjected to, they
are more likely to confirm (CONTROL BALANCE) Plus – You have more power over your environment
Negative – you are controlled more