The Locus of Control

7 Pages Posted: 21 Oct 2008

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James G. Clawson

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Gerry Yemen

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

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Abstract

Even though most of us fancy ourselves to be unique individuals, psychologists have spent years etching out patterns in our personality traits that suggest we share some very similar qualities—those who believe they are capable of controlling events in their lives and those who don't. This note presumes students have taken the Locus of Control instrument and are ready to interpret the results. Terry Pettijohn developed a variation to Rotter's original Locus of Control survey which can be accessed at http://www.dushkin.com/connectext/psy/ch11/survey11.mhtml.The test has no time limitation and consists of 20 true or false questions. Once you have completed the test, click on “Tally My Answers,” and within a few seconds the screen will return with your choices and score. Some of the questions act as a diversion from the test's intent and are not included in the test score. This note will help you and your students interpret the results.

Excerpt

UVA-OB-0786

Rev. Apr. 8, 2013

THE LOCUS OF CONTROL

Please answer true or false to the statements below that

best fit your own beliefs. Please do so before reading the

rest of this note.

. . .

Keywords: career choice, career management, career planning, self-assessment, self-concept, FindingFIT

Suggested Citation

Clawson, James G. and Yemen, Gerry, The Locus of Control. Darden Case No. UVA-OB-0786. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1281835

James G. Clawson (Contact Author)

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.darden.virginia.edu/faculty/clawson.htm

Gerry Yemen

University of Virginia - Darden School of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States

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