How Can I Move To The Next Chapter In My Life....



I am stuck in many ways on the same page. Some factors are out of my control and some are in my control. I once was asked to write a paper on --
" Locus of control" While writing the paper I realized I really am a type of person that depends more on External Locus of control than Internal Locus of control. I did not do well in the class and on this research paper. I did not like the teacher and I did not like his methods of teaching. LOL!

Locus of control is a theory in personality psychology referring to the extent to which individuals believe that they can control events that affect them. Understanding of the concept was developed by Julian B. Rotter in 1954, and has since become an aspect of personality studies. A person's "locus" (Latin for "place" or "location") is conceptualised as either internal (the person believes they can control their life) or external (meaning they believe that their decisions and life are controlled by environmental factors which they cannot influence).

Individuals with a high internal locus of control believe that events in their life derive primarily from their own actions; for example, if a person with an internal locus of control does not perform as well as they wanted to on a test, they would blame it on lack of preparedness on their part. If they performed well on a test, they would attribute this to ability to study.[1] In the test-performance example, if a person with a high external locus of control does poorly on a test, they might attribute this to the difficulty of the test questions. If they performed well on a test, they might think the teacher was lenient or that they were lucky.[1

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Jan 30, 2013