Locus of Control Test
The Locus of Control test is a self-assessment tool used to determine how a person attributes causality to their life experiences.
If you believe that life is largely controlled by factors that are outside of your control, then you may have an “external” locus of control.
If, on the other hand, you tend to believe that life is “what you make it” and that you are generally in control of the trajectory that your life follows, then you may have an “internal” locus of control.
Subjectivity & Objectivity in the Locus of Control Test
It is important to be aware that the possible responses are subjective in nature and so the outcome is the result of subjectivity (based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions).
Unlike a blood test, which produces a definitive, or objective, result, self-administered tests are only as reliable as the responses that are given.
Because of this, the results are NOT definitive, but only serve as an indication.
In fact, there is no objective test available to determine if a person has either an internal or external locus of control and this test actually measures behavioural responses.
Taking the Locus of Control Test
This test contains 30 questions each with three levels of reponse and you must answer each question to complete the test.
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Core Concepts used in Applied Psychology
- Attribution Theory
- Biomedical Models of Mental Illness
- Childhood Adversity
- Choice Theory
- Cognitive Reconstruction
- Confirmation Bias
- Coping Strategies
- Core Beliefs
- Experiential Beliefs
- Socially Acquired Beliefs
- Cultural Contexts
- Internal Working Model
- Learned Helplessness
- Locus of Control
- Safety Behaviours
- Self Esteem
- Subjectivity V Objectivity in Phobias
- Therapy Relationship
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