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Locus of Control

Scope Note: 
Personality construct referring to an individual's perception of the locus of events as determined internally by his/her own behavior vs. fate, luck, or external forces
Category: Individual Development and Characteristics
Broader Terms
Personality Traits
Narrower Terms
Use this term instead of
Internal External Locus of Control
Related Terms
Attribution Theory
Congruence (Psychology)
Delay of Gratification
Extraversion Introversion
Individual Power
Personal Autonomy
Self Concept
Added to ERIC: 1/29/1973