Rotter - Locus of control

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What was the aim of Rotter's research?
To investigate the internal and external locus of control.
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What was the methodology used in Rotter's research?
A review article.
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Describe the sample used in Rotter's research
6 pieces of research investigating individual perceptions of ability to control outcomes based on reinforcement.
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What were the findings from Rotter's research?
Participants who were given control of situations were more likely to show behaviours that would enable them to cope with potential threats, when compared with participants who thought that chance or non-controllable forces controlled their behaviour
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What conclusions were drawn from Rotter's research?
Rotter concluded that an individual's locus of control would affect many behaviours.
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What does having internal locus of control mean?
These people are more likely to adopt a health behaviour, because they believe they are in control of their lives.
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What does having an external locus of control mean?
These people are more likely to not adopt a health behaviour, because they believe external forces are in control of their lives.
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