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[Latin, Place; place where a thing is performed or done.]

For example, the locus delicti is the place where an accident or crime occurred.

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(low-cuss) n. Latin for "place," it means "place which" this or that occurred.

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‘place’ or ‘area’.
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LOCUS. The place where a thing is done.

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Locus of control was assessed using a 3-item scale adapted from by previous measurement [21].
Consumers having internal locus of control are more in self-control have more positive serviceable attitudes and are more likeable to come back to restaurants or repurchasing abilities than consumers with external locus of control (Konan, 2013).
(2009), "Internal versus external control of reinforcement: A review of the locus of control construct", Human Resource Development Review, Vol.
The purpose of this study is to explore relation between locus of control and life satisfaction among distance learning students.
Questionnaires assessing multidimensional health locus of control and oral health impact profile were posted to subjects who attended for initial periodontal consultation and were returned by 127 patients who attended.
The results of these studies show that, with advancing age, the locus of control changes from external to internal (LaMontagne 1984, 1987; Nowicki & Duke 1983) and that the perception of greater control over events stems from the fact that more sophisticated cognitive skills are gained with age (Lefcourt 1982).
Work locus of control depends largely on the level of autonomy at the workplace.
The estimation results from the competing risks hazard models indicate that the effect of locus of control on JJ turnover is large and statistically significant.