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| Published: September 11, 2021

Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control among Print Media Journalists

Ankalesh B N

Assistant Professor, Tumkur University, Tumkur. Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Kavya U

Assistant Professor, Tumkur University, Tumkur. Karnataka, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.135.20210903

DOI: 10.25215/0903.135

ABSTRACT

A study is conducted to study the level of self-efficacy and locus of control among male and female print media journalists with less than and more than five years of work experience. The study is adopted 2X2 factorial design. A purposive sample of 120 print media journalists between 25 to 40 years of age is selected for the study. The result of the study is indicated that print media journalists with below five years of work experience have significantly lower self-efficacy compared to print media journalist with above five years of work experience. External Locus of Control is significantly higher in print media journalist with less than five years of work experience and internal locus of control is significantly higher in print media journalists with more than five years of work experience. Relationship between self-efficacy and locus of control indicated that as self-efficacy increases internal locus of control increases and external locus of control decreases and vice versa.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.135.20210903

10.25215/0903.135

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021