Duttweiler Internal Control Index (ICI)

  1. When faced with a problem I try to forget it. ***
  2. I need frequent encouragement from others to keep working at a difficult task. ***
  3. I like jobs where I can make decisions and be responsible for my own work.
  4. I change my opinion when someone I admire disagrees with me.***
  5. If I want something I work hard to get it.
  6. I prefer to learn the facts about something from someone else rather than ha‎ving to dig them out myself. ***
  7. I will accept jobs that require me to supervise others.
  8. I have a hard time saying “no” when someone tries to sell me something. ***
  9. I like to have a say in any decisions made by any group I’m in.
  10. I consider the different sides of an issue before making any decisions.
  11. What other people think has a great influence on my behavior. ***
  12. Whenever something good happens to me I feel it is because I earned it.
  13. I enjoy being in a position of leadership.
  14. I need someone else to praise my work before I am satisfied with what I’ve done. ***
  15. I am sure enough of my opinions to try to influence others.
  16. When something is going to affect me I learn as much about it as I can.
  17. I decide to do things on the spur of the moment. ***
  18. For me‚ knowing I’ve done something well is more important than being praised by someone else.
  19. I let other peoples demands keep me from doing things I want to do. ***
  20. I stick to my opinions when someone disagrees with me.
  21. I do what I feel like doing‚ not what other people think I ought to do.
  22. I get discouraged when doing something that takes a long time to achieve results. ***
  23. When part of a group I prefer to let other people make all the decisions. ***
  24. When I have a problem I follow the advice of friends or relatives. ***
  25. I enjoy trying to do difficult tasks more than I enjoy doing easy tasks.
  26. I prefer situations where I can depend on someone else’s ability rather than my own. ***
  27. ha‎ving someone important tell me I did a good job is more important to me than feeling I’ve done a good job. ***
  28. When I’m involved in something I try to find out all I can about what is going on‚ even when someone else is in ch‎arge.
*** Item is reverse scored.
 
1. When faced with a problem I _____ try to forget.
2. I _______ need frequent encouragement from others for me to keep working at a difficult task.
3. I _______ like jobs where I can make decisions and be responsible formy own work.
4. I _______ change my opinion when someone I admire disagrees withme.
5. If I want something I______ work hard to get it.
6. I ______prefer to learn the facts about something from someone elserather than ha‎ving to dig them out for myself.
7. I _______will accept jobs that require me to supervise others.
8. I _______have a hard time saying “no” when someone tries to sell mesomething.
9. I _______ like to have a say in any decisions made by any group I’m in.
10. I _______consider the different sides of an issue before making anydecisions.
11. What other people think _______has a great influence on my behavior.
12. Whenever something good happens to me I _______ feel it is because
I’ve earned it.
13. I _______ enjoy being in a position of leadership.
14. I _______ need someone else to praise my work before I am satisfiedwith what I’ve done.
15. I _______ am sure enough of my opinions to try and influence others.
16. When something is going to affect me I _______learn as much about itas I can.
17. I _______ decide to do things on the spur of the moment.
18. For me‚ knowing I’ve done something well is _______ more importantthan being praised by some else.
19. I _______ let other peoples’ demands keep me from doing things Iwant to do.
20. I _______ stick to my opinions when someone disagrees with me.
21. I _______ do what I feel like doing not what other people think I oughtto do.
22. I _______ get discouraged when doing something that takes a long timeto achieve results.
23. When part of a group I _______ prefer to let other people make all thedecisions.
24. When I have a problem I _______follow the advice of friends orrelatives.
25. I _______ enjoy trying to do difficult tasks more than I enjoy trying todo easy tasks.
26. I _______ prefer situations where I can depend on someone else’sability rather than just my own.
27. ha‎ving someone important tell me I did a good job is _______ moreimportant to me than feeling I’ve done a good job.
28. When I’m involved in something I _______ try to find out all I canabout what is going on even when someone else is in ch‎arge.
 
self-confidence (.84) and autonomous behavior (.85)
 
 
A – Rarely (less than 10% of the time)‚ B – Occasionally (about 30% of the time)‚ C – Sometimes (about half of the time)‚ D – Frequently (about 70% of the time)‚ E – Usually (more than 90% of the time)
 
 

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