The Rotter Locus of Control Scale in 43 Countries : A Test of Cultural Relativity

@article{Smith1995TheRL,
  title={The Rotter Locus of Control Scale in 43 Countries : A Test of Cultural Relativity},
  author={P. B. Smith and F. Trompenaars and S. Dugan},
  journal={International Journal of Psychology},
  year={1995},
  volume={30},
  pages={377-400}
}
  • P. B. Smith, F. Trompenaars, S. Dugan
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Psychology
  • A databank of 9140 responses to the Rotter (1966) locus of control scale was analyzed, using multidimensional scaling techniques. Respondents were employees in business organizations in 43 countries. Three interpretable dimensions were identified. The first was interpreted in terms of Schwartz's (1992) dimensions of mastery over the environment versus harmony with the environment. It also correlated significantly with country means for internality. The second distinguished responses from… CONTINUE READING
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