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Locus of Control

  • By: Michael O'Driscoll
  • In: Encyclopedia of Career Development
  • Edited by: Jeffrey H. Greenhaus & Gerard A. Callanan
  • Subject:Career Development, Occupational/Industrial Psychology

The term locus of control originated in the social learning approach to behavior change in the early 1960s, and the first publication that explicitly examined this topic appeared in 1962. As originally proposed by Julian Rotter, a clinical and social ...

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