In the transition from adolescence to adulthood, possibilities for oneself are perceived in terms of the development of major life roles—choice of career, choice of marriage partners and choice of lifestyle possibilities (for example, Schaie and Willis, 1978; Anderson 1981; Poole and Low, 1985; Poole, 1985). Such notions of choice and perceptions of possibilities come from an individual’s sense of preparedness to cope with new demands and changes over the course of a lifetime (Tyler, 1978; Poole and Cooney, 1985; Poole, 1985).