The Internal Control Index: A Newly Developed Measure of Locus of Control

@article{Duttweiler1984TheIC,
  title={The Internal Control Index: A Newly Developed Measure of Locus of Control},
  author={P. Duttweiler},
  journal={Educational and Psychological Measurement},
  year={1984},
  volume={44},
  pages={209 - 221}
}
  • P. Duttweiler
  • Published 1984
  • Psychology
  • Educational and Psychological Measurement
  • This paper presents the development of a new measure of locus of control in adults, the Internal Control Index. Locus of control orientation has been found to be related to cognitive processing, motivation, conformity and autonomy, and self-reliance. Previously developed instruments measure external locus of control, have been criticized for format, response set, dimensionality, and low reliability. The study was conducted in four phases: pretesting item development, tryout testing (N = 548… CONTINUE READING
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