locus of control


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locus

 [lo´kus] (L.)
1. a place or site.
2. in genetics, the specific site of a gene on a chromosome.
locus ceru´leus a pigmented eminence in the superior angle of the floor of the fourth ventricle of the brain.
locus of control a belief regarding responsibility for actions. Individuals with an internal locus of control generally hold themselves responsible for actions and consequences, while those with an external locus of control tend to believe that they are not able to affect a personal outcome and that luck or destiny are responsible for their actions.

lo·cus of con·trol

a theoretic construct designed to assess a person's perceived control over his/her own behavior; classified as internal if the person feels in control of events, external if others are perceived to have that control.

locus of control

Etymology: L, locus, place; Fr, controle
a center of perceived responsibility for one's behavior. Individuals with an internal locus of control believe that they can control events related to their life, whereas those with an external locus of control tend to believe that real power resides in forces outside themselves and determines their life.

lo·cus of con·trol

(lō'kŭs kŏn-trōl')
1. A theoretic construct designed to assess a person's perceived control over personal behavior; classified as internal if the person feels in control of events, external if others are perceived to have that control.
2. biowarfare A place from which a terrorist event is evaluated and managed.

locus of control

a person's generalized belief or expectation about whether behavioural outcomes (specifically, rewards and punishments) are within their control (the consequence of their own actions) or due to external factors (the consequence of chance, fate or the influence of powerful others). Individuals' generalized locus of control beliefs apply to most of their behaviours, especially in novel situations. Individuals also develop domain-specific control beliefs based upon personal experience, for example health locus of control beliefs: whether health outcomes are due to their own behaviour or to external, uncontrollable factors.

locus of control,

n the orientation that a person holds as to where control over life events is relative to the self—internal or external meaning, self-control, or other-controlled.

lo·cus of con·trol

(lō'kŭs kŏn-trōl')
A theoretic construct designed to assess a person's perceived control over personal behavior; classified as internal if the person feels in control of events, external if others are perceived to have that control.

locus of control,

n a psychologic concept that defines people as having either an internal or external locus of control, depending on whether they are more self-reliant and independent or more communally focused and dependent on others.
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The purpose of this study is to explore relation between locus of control and life satisfaction among distance learning students.