Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2016

Self-Efficacy and Locus of Control in Indian Youth

P Gajendran

Scientist ‘E, No.2 Air Force Selection Board, Mysore Google Scholar More about the auther

, Y. K. Nagle

Scientist ‘F’, Defence Institute of Psychological Research, Delhi Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.053/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.053


The purpose of the current study was (i) to find out the role self-efficacy and locus of control of the high and low performing job aspirants (ii) to study the Gender differences of the job aspirants. A random sample of 465 job aspirants males (n=264) and females (n=201) was selected from participants appeared in the Service Selection Board of Mysore. Participants belong to various part of India and their age ranges were between 20 to 27 years with Mean of 21.85 years and SD 1.15 years. Self-efficacy was measured using the General Self-efficacy Scale by Jerusalem & Schwarzer, 1995) and the Locus of Control Scale by Rotter, J.B (1966). The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics (mean, S.D) and ANOVA. The results indicated that there were no significant differences in their self-efficacy of performing and non-performing groups. Further no significant gender differences were found in Self-efficacy. In addition both men and women were differed in their Locus of control and females were found to be external locus of control. The study brought out that high self-efficacy with internal locus of control influence the participants perform well in their field to attain success.

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016