Locus of Control & Attribution Style Test

Locus of Control & Attribution Style Test assesses whether a person believes that he or she has an impact on and can control what happens in his or her life, which can impact motivation, expectations, self-esteem, and risk-taking behavior.

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The Locus of Control & Attribution Style Test assesses whether a person believes that he or she has an impact on and can control what happens in his or her life, which can impact motivation, expectations, self-esteem, and risk-taking behavior.   Before you invest the time and money to train a new employee, test your applicants for skills like:

  • Success Orientation
  • Stability
  • Self-Efficiency

This test provides the answers you need to make informed decisions.

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Purpose: Locus of Control & Attribution Style Test assesses whether a person believes that he or she has an impact on and can control what happens in his or her life, which can impact motivation, expectations, self-esteem, and risk-taking behavior.

APPLICATION:

  • Pre-employment
  • Personal development
  • Leadership development
  • Sales and customer service training

8 Locus of Control & Attribution Style Test SCALES:

  • Success Orientation
  • Success Stability
  • Failure Orientation
  • Failure Stability
  • Career or Academic-related Locus of Control
  • Global Locus of Control
  • Impact of Upbringing and Heredity
  • Self-efficacy

No. of questions: 35
Question type: Situational, self-report
Estimated completion time: 10 minutes
Shorter versions of assessment: N/A
Recommended age level: 18+
Qualification Level: Class A
Compliance: APA standards; EEOC standards (gender, age, disability, ethnicity1)
Validation Information:
Sample Size: 55,053
Cronbach’s Alpha: 0.86

Features

Benchmarks: Available (general population and 25 industries)
Interview Questions: Available
Group Comparisons: Available

Report Includes:

  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Graphs
  • Detailed narrative interpretation
  • Strengths and Limitations
  • Impression Management
  • Advice

Factors and Scales:

Overall Score plus 8 scales, including:

  • Success Orientation: Assesses whether a person attributes success to internal factors (under one’s control) or external factors (beyond one’s control).
  • Success Stability: Assesses whether a person attributes success to stable or unstable factors.
  • Failure Orientation: Extent to which a person attributes failures to factors within one’s control or factors beyond control.
  • Failure Stability: Assesses whether a person attributes failure to stable or unstable forces

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