Locus of Contol Assessment

Locus of Control Assessment
Hanse Bidon
PSY / 285
August 22, 2014
Lynn Beideck

Locus of Control Assessment
Locus Control Assessment

      Locus of control is the belief or concept which people believe that they’re in control of the outcomes in their life. Locus refers to the location, either external or internal. Which is where the controlling force is believed to originate. Which can occur when an individual is leaving one job and going to another in state. In this instance, the individual merits will help them get job, but also being at the right place, at the right time.
        My results from my locus of control assessments, revealed that I may have a strong internal locus of control. There are many outcomes of external and internal locus of control, to include positive or negative outcomes. A positive outcome is when a person understands their actions may impact their life and the outcome can be negative or positive.

            External locus of control is the belief that when you have done all that you can, that there will be external things that will influence or possibly change the outcome. In my opinion, it is better to have a strong internal locus of control, because individuals with a strong internal locus is more likely to change their current situation and achieve their goal. However, although I have a strong external locus of control, I believe and trust that God or destiny will decide whether if I can achieve something or not. I think that it is good to believe in God and destiny, and to accept the fact that you are not a super hero and you can do anything you want. Also accepting that there will always be things that are out of your control, however, it is important for an individual to understand that their capable and have the ability to fight for the things they want. 

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