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Locus of control in relation to flow

Celeste M Taylor, J M Schepers, F Crous
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 32, No 3 | a438 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v32i3.438 | © 2006 Celeste M Taylor, J M Schepers, F Crous | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 23 April 2006 | Published: 23 April 2006

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Celeste M Taylor, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
J M Schepers, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
F Crous, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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The principal objective of the study was to examine the relationship between locus of control and optimal experience (flow) in carrying out work and/or study activities. Two questionnaires measuring the aforementioned constructs were administered to a group of first and second-year Human Resource Management students (n=168) between the ages of 16 and 30. The results suggest that more frequent experience of flow is positively correlated with Autonomy and Internal Locus of Control. Limitations, lines of future research, implications and further contributions are discussed.


Flow; Locus of control; Attribution theory; Autonomy; Internet control


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