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What was the aim of Rotter's study?

To investigate the Locus of Control theory


What was the method?

A review article


What were the initial six pieces of research into?

Individual perceptions of ability to control outcomes based on reinforcement


What did results from the studies reviewed consistently show?

Participants who felt they had control over the situation were more likely to show behaviours that would allow them to cope with potential threats.


What did Rotter conclude?

Locus of Control would affect many of our behaviours, not just health behaviours.


What did the research by James et al indicate?

Male smokers who gave up smoking and did not relapse had a higher level of internal locus of control than those who did not quit smoking.


What did the fact that there was no significant difference between female smokers indicate?

That factors such as weight gain were influential in giving up smoking

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