Locus of control as correlate of self-regulation among college students
Sangeeta Sidola, Sarita Saini and Tejpreet K Kang
Locus of Control (LOC) is a personality trait which describes the degree to which individuals have control over what happens in their lives. It is a continuum with strong internal inclination at one end and strong external at another end. The LOC is a strong predictor of various personality traits and one of them is self-regulation. ‘Self-regulation’ refers to monitoring the plans in a way that leads to desirable outcomes. The present study was undertaken to explore the impact of locus of control on self-regulation among college students. Undergraduate students (n=400) studying in four constituent colleges of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab equally distributed over two genders (males=200 & females=200) comprised the sample for the study. A Self-structured Locus of Control Questionnaire and Self-Regulation Questionnaire by Brown et al (1999) were used to assess the locus of control and self-regulation of the respondents. Results of the study indicated that the major proportion of respondents were inclined towards internal locus of control and majority of the respondents had low level of self-regulation. Further, a significant positive contribution of internal locus of control was observed on self-regulation of the respondents.
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Sangeeta Sidola, Sarita Saini, Tejpreet K Kang. Locus of control as correlate of self-regulation among college students. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(1):116-122.