Comparative Study

| Published: November 27, 2021

Gender Difference in Locus of Control: A Comparative Study

Anwesha Mohanty

Assistant Professor (Guest Lecturer), Sashi Bhushan Ratha Government (Autonomous) Women’s College, Berhampur, Odisha, India. Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0904.089


Each of us has a belief about how much control we have over the things we encounter in life. We each view life either as something we can control or something that control us. Locus of control defines who we view as responsible for our successes and failures- us or other people. People who develop an internal locus of control believe that they are responsible for their own success. Those with an external locus of control believe that external forces like luck determine their outcomes. There are also gender differences in perception of control across behavioral domains.  The present study is all about finding out the gender difference of college going students in locus of control. Two samples of +3 final year science stream, consisting of 30 male and 30 female students are selected from Khallikote University and S.B.R. Government (Auto) Women’s college. The convenient method of sampling technique is used. The tool used in the study is “Locus of Control Scale” developed by Rotter in the year 1966. The appropriate statistical technique is used to find out the results. The analysis of results indicates that there is no significant gender difference in locus of control.

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021