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Activity 2.7: Identifying Your Locus of Control
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Activity 2.7: Identifying Your Locus of Control

The source of this scale is: Copyright Paul E. Spector, All rights reserved, 1988

The following statements concern your beliefs about jobs in general. They do not refer only to your present job. For each statement, select the response that best indicates the degree to which you agree or disagree with that statement.

A job is what you make of it.
On most jobs, people can pretty much accomplish whatever they set out to accomplish
If you know what you want out of a job, you can find a job that gives it to you
If employees are unhappy with a decision made by their boss, they should do something about it
Getting the job you want is mostly a matter of luck
Making money is primarily a matter of good fortune
Most people are capable of doing their jobs well if they make the effort
In order to get a really good job, you need to have family members or friends in high places
Promotions are usually a matter of good fortune
When it comes to landing a really good job, who you know is more important than what you know
Promotions are given to employees who perform well on the job
To make a lot of money you have to know the right people
It takes a lot of luck to be an outstanding employee on most jobs
People who perform their jobs well generally get rewarded
Most employees have more influence on their supervisors than they think they do
The main difference between people who make a lot of money and people who make a little money is luck
 
  







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