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| Published: March 23, 2017

Locus of Control: Influence of Internality, Externality- Others, Externality-Chance among Management Students

Shilpa H. Arakeri

Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, SDM College of Engineering & Technology, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Bharathi V. Sunagar

Assistant Professor, Department of Management Studies, SDM College of Engineering & Technology, Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.156/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.156

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This paper examines the Locus of Control among management students. The study intends to compare male and female students on the dimensions of internal locus of control with external locus of control (others and chance). The data required was collected was based on Levenson’s Locus of Control Inventory questionnaire with necessary modifications in the items made with respect to this study. The research on gender found that internality among females is more than male students. The ratio of internality when compared with externality-total (others + chance) was <1 among the students who have undergone the survey. The sample of the study included students of Management Studies. The findings of the study showed that the percentage of females influenced by externality-others is more than male students. The gender comparison of the influence of externality-chance showed that male students are more influenced by externality chance factors then the female students. The study did not support the past literature related to influence of internal and external factors among female students compared to male.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.156/20170402

10.25215/0402.156

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017