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Technical note
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Reference no. UVA-OB-0786
Published by: Darden Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2003
Version: 8 April 2013
Revision date: 07-May-2013

Abstract

Even though most of us fancy ourselves to be unique individuals, psychologists have spent years etching out patterns in our personality traits that suggest we share some very similar qualities - those who believe they are capable of controlling events in their lives and those who don't. This note presumes students have taken the Locus of Control instrument and are ready to interpret the results. Terry Pettijohn developed a variation to Rotter's original Locus of Control survey which can be accessed at http://www.dushkin.com/connectext/psy/ch11/survey11.mhtml. The test has no time limitation and consists of 20 true or false questions. Once you have completed the test, click on 'Tally My Answers,' and within a few seconds the screen will return with your choices and score. Some of the questions act as a diversion from the test's intent and are not included in the test score. This note will help you and your students interpret the results.

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Abstract

Even though most of us fancy ourselves to be unique individuals, psychologists have spent years etching out patterns in our personality traits that suggest we share some very similar qualities - those who believe they are capable of controlling events in their lives and those who don't. This note presumes students have taken the Locus of Control instrument and are ready to interpret the results. Terry Pettijohn developed a variation to Rotter's original Locus of Control survey which can be accessed at http://www.dushkin.com/connectext/psy/ch11/survey11.mhtml. The test has no time limitation and consists of 20 true or false questions. Once you have completed the test, click on 'Tally My Answers,' and within a few seconds the screen will return with your choices and score. Some of the questions act as a diversion from the test's intent and are not included in the test score. This note will help you and your students interpret the results.

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