Locus of Control

Locus of Control - Sahikh, Safiya 4/23/08 Locus of Control...

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Unformatted text preview: 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...
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course BUS 206 taught by Professor Guhde during the Spring '08 term at Oglethorpe.

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Locus of Control - Sahikh, Safiya 4/23/08 Locus of Control...

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