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Locus of Control - Sahikh Safiya Locus of Control is the...

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Sahikh, Safiya 4/23/08 Locus of Control is the tendency to place the primary responsibility for  one’s success or failure either within one-self (internally) or on outside forces  (externally). It considered to be an important aspect of personality. This concept  was originally developed by Julian Rotter in the 1950s. Managers can use to their  advantage the concept of Locus of Control. If they know that their employee has  an external locus of control or internal locus of Control. External Locus of Control: Individual believes that his/her behavior is  guided by fate, luck, or other external circumstances. Managers can better  communicate with their employees who have external locus of control because  now the manager is aware of the employee and its strong belief on fate.  Managers know that those who have an external locus of control tend to wait for  them to be given direction and that they are more obedient and compliant. These 
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