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The validation of furnham's locus of control scale for a black Southern African group

H. J. Van Daalen, E. C. Van Niekerk, C. D. Pottas
SA Journal of Industrial Psychology | Vol 15, No 1 | a479 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v15i1.479 | © 1989 H. J. Van Daalen, E. C. Van Niekerk, C. D. Pottas | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 14 May 1989 | Published: 14 May 1989

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H. J. Van Daalen, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
E. C. Van Niekerk, University of Fort Hare, now at Vista University, South Africa
C. D. Pottas, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

This is a replication study to investigate the validity (factor structure) and reliability (alpha internal consistency, and test-retest reliability) of Fumham's Economic Locus of Control Scale (ELOC) for a Southern African black group. Three factors emerged, viz. an 'Internal' factor, a 'chance' factor and 'Powerful Others'. Alpha coefficients and test-retest coefficients indicated sufficient levels of reliability. Possible reasons for different answering patterns as well as possible application areas are discussed.

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Hierdie is 'n repliseringstudie om die geldigheid (faktorstruktuur) en die betroubaarheid (alfa interne konsekwentheid en toets-hertoetsbetroubaarheid) van Fumham se "Economic Locus of Control Scale" (ELOC) op 'n Suider Afrikaanse swart groep te ondersoek. Drie faktore is onttrek, naamlik 'n "Interne" faktor, 'n "Kans"-faktor en 'n "Magtige Ander Persone"-faktor. Alfa koeffisiente en toets-hertoets koeffisiente dui aanvaarbare betroubaarheid aan. Moontlike redes vir verskillende patrone van beantwoording asook toepassingsmoontlikhede word bespreek.


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Locus of control

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