Research with the Locus of Control Construct

Research with the Locus of Control Construct

Extensions and Limitations

1st Edition - January 1, 1984

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  • Editor: Herbert M. Lefcourt
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483264219

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Research with the Locus of Control Construct, Volume 3: Extensions and Limitations presents the extensions of use of the locus of control construct into areas far removed from the purview of the construct's originators and limitations of that usage. This book is divided into two parts. Part I describes the large number of investigations that have been conducted in each of three psychological domains—industrial psychology, psychophysiology, and cross-cultural psychology. Part II examines the question of the circumstances under which locus of control is a useful construct. This volume is recommended for psychologists and medical practitioners concerned with the locus of control contract.

Table of Contents


  • List of Contributors

    Preface

    1 Introduction

    References

    I Applications of Locus of Control Research

    2 Locus of Control, Work, and Retirement

    Introduction

    Occupational Choice and Career Planning

    Occupational Attainment and Job Performance

    Work Structures, Affective Responses, and Powerlessness

    Work and Nonwork

    Conclusions

    References

    3 Psychophysiology and Perceived Locus of Control: Critical Review, Theoretical Speculation, and Research Directions

    Introduction

    Psychophysiology: Measurement, Perspectives, and Methodological Concerns

    Psychophysiology and Locus of Control

    Conclusions

    References

    4 Cross-Cultural Research with the Locus of Control Construct

    Introduction

    Why Do Cross-Cultural Research? Promises, Promises

    Problems and Perils of Cross-Cultural Research

    Comparisons of Relative Levels of Externality

    Studies of Internal Structure

    Cross-Cultural Studies of External Validity of Locus of Control

    Conclusions and Directions for Future Research

    References

    II Limitations in Locus of Control Research

    5 An Attribution Analysis of the Locus of Control Construct and the Trent Attribution Profile

    An Attribution Analysis of Locus of Control

    A Dual-Dimensional View of Locus of Control

    The Trent Attribution Profile

    Conclusions

    Appendix A: The Trent Attribution Profile

    References

    6 Participatory Control and the Chronic-Illness Adjustment Process

    Introduction

    The Reality of Living with Chronic Disease and Health Care Dependency

    Relationship of Control to Adjustment: Application of Current Knowledge

    Control as a Means to an End

    Control as an End or a Need

    Multidimensional Compensation Model

    Relationships of Control to Adjustment: Reconsiderations and a Hypothesis

    What Is Internal versus External Control?

    Participatory Control

    Review of Supporting Literature

    Summary

    References

    7 Epilogue

    References

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 424
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: January 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483264219

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Herbert M. Lefcourt

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