Title

Do National Levels of Individualism and Internal Locus of Control Relate to Well-Being: An Ecological Level International Study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2001

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1002/job.118

Abstract

Data were collected from managers in 24 nations/territories on work locus of control (LOC), individualism–collectivism (I–C), and well‐being (job satisfaction, absence of psychological strain, and absence of physical strain). There were significant mean differences across samples on all five of these measures, and consistent with our hypothesis, at the ecological or sample mean level well‐being was associated with an internal locus of control. However, contrary to our hypothesis, well‐being was not associated with I–C, despite a strong correlation between I–C and LOC. Findings at the ecological level were consistent with the literature concerning the salutary effects of control on well‐being.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Organizational Behavior, v. 22, issue 8, p. 815-832

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