From the literature discussed in the introduction, the following hypotheses were formulated: (1) cumulative trauma, consisting of being abused over a long period, affects the thinking processes such as styles of attribution and, therefore, in older children a more external locus of control
should be observed; (2) cumulative trauma leads to increased insecure type attachment working models, specifically of disorganized type, in older children; (3) age, and therefore multiple trauma, has a greater impact compared to attachment on the locus of control
A preference in passive shared decision-making was related to greater doctor locus of control
(r = .
Neither locus of control
nor family connectedness predicted NSSI lifetime engagement.
Internal-external control of reinforcement, or locus of control
, is a well-defined personality trait that refers to personal belief about whether the outcomes of one's life events are largely determined by internal or external factors.
Those who believe in the external locus of control
assume that factors including physicians chance or fate influence their health outcome while those who believe in the internal locus of control
assume that their health outcome is due to their own behaviour and performance.
Internal locus of control
signals a lower HIV risk, whereas an external locus of control
points to a higher HIV infection risk.
Statistically significant differences in mean locus of control
scores were found across a number of different sections of society in Northern Ireland; most prominently in relation to deprivation, employment status, religion and health.
Based on entrepreneurial behavior and self-determination theory, this study examined the influence of individual factors of micro-entrepreneurs' (risk taking behaviour, locus of control
, perceived barrier, and self-efficacy) in predicting their intrinsic entrepreneurial success.
Keywords: Emotional intelligence, Health locus of control
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
Furthermore, since reactions to uncertainty (ambiguity) have been implicated in mediating the effects of locus of control
Locus of control
can be divided into two types: internal and external (Gershaw, 1989).