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Title: Locus of Control
Post by: Sultan Mahmud Sujon on April 12, 2017, 10:01:33 AM
As the environment around you changes, you can either attribute success and failure to things you have control over, or to forces outside your influence.

Which orientation you choose has a bearing on your long-term success.

This orientation is known as your "locus of control". Its study dates back to the 1960s, with Julian Rotter's investigation into how people's behaviors and attitudes affected the outcomes of their lives.

Locus of control describes the degree to which individuals perceive that outcomes result from their own behaviors, or from forces that are external to themselves. This produces a continuum with external control at one end and internal control at the other:

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCDV_90.htm