Title

Development of the Work Locus of Control Scale

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1988

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8325.1988.tb00470.x

Abstract

The development of the Work Locus of Control Scale (WLCS), a 16‐item measure of generalized control beliefs in work settings, is described. Included is a discussion of item selection, norms, reliability and initial validation. Criterion‐related validity is provided by correlations with other theoretically meaningful variables from six samples. The WLCS was found to correlate significantly with job satisfaction, intention of quitting, perceived influence at work, role stress and perceptions of supervisory style.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Occupational Psychology, v. 61, issue 4, p. 335-340

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