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ERIC Number: ED081046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 24
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A Factor Analytic Study of a Revised Form of Rotter's Internal-External Scale.
Epstein, Steven L.
J. B. Rotter's internal-external scale has been widely used as a measure of the degree to which an individual believes he can control the outcome of events. When a revised form of the Rotter scale was subjected to factor analysis, with Rotter's 29 forced-choice items presented as 58 statements to be evaluated along semantic differential scales, the data revealed three factors which account for 21 percent of the explained variance: belief in the existence of luck, belief in internal-external control over personal events, and belief in internal-external control over societal events. An additional 17 factors emerged from the analysis. The revised form adds greater sensitivity to the internal-external scale. (EE)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rotter Internal External Locus of Control Scale