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Locus of control.

Authors
Murphy LR; Hurrell JJ Jr.
Source
Encyclopaedia of occupational health and safety, fourth edition. JM Stellman ed., Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Organization, 1998 Jan; 1:34.45-34.46
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
Chapter
Editors
Stellman JM; Sauter SL; Murphy LR; Hurrell JJ; Levi L
Fiscal Year
1998
ISBN No.
9789221092032
NIOSH Division
DBBS; DSHEFS
Source Name
Encyclopaedia of occupational health and safety, fourth edition
State
OH
Page last reviewed: July 22, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division