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Locus of control.

Authors
Murphy-LR; Hurrell-JJ Jr.
Source
Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety, 4th Edition. JM Stellman ed., Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Organization, 1998 Jan; :34.45-34.46
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20028093
Abstract
Locus of control (LOC) refers to a personality trait reflecting the generalized belief that either events in life are controlled by one's own actions (an internal LOC) or by outside influences (an external LOC). Those with an internal LOC believe that they can exert control over life events and circumstances, including the associated reinforcements, that is, those outcomes which are perceived to reward one's behaviors and attitudes. In contrast, those with an external LOC believe they have little control over life events and circumstances, and attribute reinforcements to powerful others or to luck.
Keywords
Attitude; Behavior; Behavior-patterns; Sociological-factors; Sociology; Personality-traits; Mental-health; Physical-stress; Emotional-stress
Publication Date
19980101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Stellman-JM
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9221098176
NIOSH Division
DART; DSHEFS
Source Name
Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety
State
OH
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