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Research has consistently revealed a positive association between external locus of control and depression. Little, if any, research has investigated locus of control and depression in the sociocultural context of Botswana. To explore the relationship between locus of control and depression among undergraduate students in Botswana and to determine the impact of age and gender on this relationship. Data analysis utilised descriptive statistics, correlation analysis, independent samples t -tests and standard multiple regression analysis. Of the participants,
Locus of Control
Joseph A. Experienced locus of control of reinforcement—internal versus external—is theoretically argued to pattern the unique relationship the elderly have to their changing world. Ego functioning, personality, and intellectual correlates of the control dimension are empirically explored. Findings indicate that those who experience an internal as opposed to an external locus of control of reinforcement are more coping flexible, purposive, open , less defensive compelled, channeled, distorting , cognitively more complex, differentiated, sensitive, and intellectually superior.
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Locus of control
Locus of control is the degree to which people believe that they, as opposed to external forces beyond their influence , have control over the outcome of events in their lives. The concept was developed by Julian B. Rotter in , and has since become an aspect of personality psychology. A person's " locus " plural "loci", Latin for "place" or "location" is conceptualized as internal a belief that one can control one's own life or external a belief that life is controlled by outside factors which the person cannot influence, or that chance or fate controls their lives. Individuals with a strong internal locus of control believe events in their life are primarily a result of their own actions: for example, when receiving exam results, people with an internal locus of control tend to praise or blame themselves and their abilities.
Locus of control is a psychological concept that refers to how strongly people believe they have control over the situations and experiences that affect their lives. In education, locus of control typically refers to how students perceive the causes of their academic success or failure in school. For example, students with an internal locus of control might blame poor grades on their failure to study, whereas students with an external locus of control may blame an unfair teacher or test for their poor performance. Whether a student has an internal or external locus of control is thought to have a powerful effect on academic motivation, persistence, and achievement in school. Students with an external locus of control may also believe that their accomplishments will not be acknowledged or their effort will not result in success. In special education, the locus-of-control concept is especially salient. Many educators believe that students with learning disabilities are more likely to develop an external locus of control, at least in part due to negative experiences they may have had in school.
This study examined the relationship between internal and external locus of control of parents with aggression in children in punitive and non-punitive families. The method of this study was descriptive and correlational type. The statistic population in this study included parents of children, male and female age group 12 to 15 years living in the city of Mashhad that were families. The families of statistic population were selected as sample by random sampling and using Cochran formula. Research samples were assessed by using questionnaires Rutter locus of control and aggression. AJOL and the millions of African and international researchers who rely on our free services are deeply grateful for your contribution.
a balanced locus of control expectancy – a mix of internal and external locus of control, alternatively known as. 'bi-local expectancy'. Keywords.
Theoretical Postulates of Locus of Control
Locus of control refers to the extent to which people feel that they have control over the events that influence their lives. When you are dealing with a challenge in your life, do you feel that you have control over the outcome? If you believe that you have control over what happens, then you have what psychologists refer to as an internal locus of control. If you believe that you have no control over what happens and that external variables are to blame, then you have what is known as an external locus of control.
Health locus of control defined as individual beliefs based on past experiences in health issues and having external or internal control over them, could affect health. Health locus of control plays a role in health behaviors. We aimed to investigate the relationship between health locus of control and health behavior in emergency medical personnel in Ahvaz during