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What is Locus of Control?

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The extent to which individuals believe how much control they have over their lives.

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What is INTERNAL Locus of Control?

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People that possess this personality type believe they have control and are responsible for things that happen to them.

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What is EXTERNAL Locus of Control?

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People that possess this personality type believe that what happens to them is out of their control.

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Examples of internal locus of control.

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If one is injured, they will believe they have the power to aid their recovery.

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Example of external locus of control.

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If one is injured, one will blame everyone but themselves.

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What is a strength of locus of control?

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There are practical applications of using the locus of control theory.

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What is the weakness of locus of control?

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Rotters’ method of measuring locus of control can be criticised due to using a questionnaire. They may lie to look better.