A Study of Locus of Control among Officers Working in Defence Central Public Sector Manufacturing Company in Bangalore

Choudhary, Nita; Ojha, Shikha; Singh, Niranjan Kumar
November 2014
Middle East Journal of Scientific Research;2014, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p2007
Academic Journal
Locus of control developed by Rotter [1] is considered to be an important aspect of reinforcement and personality. This paper aims to study the Locus of control of officers employed in a defence public manufacturing company in Bangalore and to explore correlation between demographic profile like age, experience, marital status, education and locus of control. For conducting this study LOCO inventory developed by Udai Pareek [2] having 30 items, with 10 items each for internality, externality (others) and externality (luck). The study consisted of total of 57 respondents, consisting of 54 male and 03 female employed in Bangalore. The results obtained after analysis reveal that the officers exhibit a higher level of internality than externality (chance). They believe in their inner abilities and attribute their success/failure to their own capabilities, rather than luck, chance and/or fate.


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