Comparative Study

| Published: March 25, 2015

The Effect of Marital Locus of Control on Marital Adjustment of Couples

Dr. Javnika Sheth

Head in psychology, Shah K S arts and V M Parekh comm. college, Kapadwanj, kheda, Gujarat, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.026/20140202

DOI: 10.25215/0202.026


Internal control refers to the perception of an event as contingent upon one’s own behavior, capacities or one’s relatively permanent characteristics. External control, on the other hand, indicates that a positive or negative reinforcement following some action of the individual is perceived as not being entirely contingent upon his or her own action but the result of chance, fate, or luck or it may be perceived as under the control of powerful others and unpredictable because of the complexity of forces surrounding the individual (Anastasi, 1988). If we believe that we are the cause of most events, we have a highly internal locus of control. If we believe that most events in our life are caused by luck, fate or powerful others, we have a highly external locus of control. (Morgan

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DIP: 18.01.026/20140202

DOI: 10.25215/0202.026

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 2, January-March, 2015

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