James Internal-External Locus of Control Scale

In James’s scale‚ the ratings range from 0 (strongly disagree) to 3 (strongly agree).
JAMES INTERNAL-EXTERNAL LOCUS OF CONTROL SCALE
Fate
Wars between countries seem inevitable despite efforts to prevent them.
0 1 2 3
Some people seem born to fail while others seem born for success no matter what they do.
0 1 2 3
I feel that many people could be described as victims of circumstances beyond their control.
0 1 2 3
I have usually found that what is going to happen will happen‚ regardless of my actions.
0 1 2 3
I don’t believe that a person can really be a ma‎ster of his fate.
0 1 2 3
There’s not much use in worrying about things… what will be‚ will be.
0 1 2 3
Luck
It is usually true of successful people that their good breaks far outweigh their bad breaks.
0 1 2 3
Many times I feel that we might just as well make many of our decisions by flipping a coin.
0 1 2 3
Getting a good job seems to be largely a matter of being lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.
0 1 2 3
A great deal that happens to me is probably just a matter of chance.
0 1 2 3
It isn’t wise to plan too far ahead because most of things turn out to be a matter of good or bad fortune anyhow.
0 1 2 3
When things are going well for me I consider it due to a run of good luck.
0 1 2 3
Most people don’t realize the extent to which their lives are controlled by accidental happenings.
0 1 2 3
Most of the disappointing things in my life have contained a large element of chance.
0 1 2 3
Success is mostly a matter of getting good breaks.
0 1 2 3
I think that life is mostly a gamble.
0 1 2 3
Personal Control
I feel that I have little influence over the way people behave.
0 1 2 3
Success in dealing with people seems to be more a matter of the other person¡¦s moods and feelings at the time rather than one’s own actions.
0 1 2 3
Many times I feel that I have little influence over the things that happen to me.
0 1 2 3
Sometimes I feel that I don’t have enough control over the direction my life is taking.
0 1 2 3
Powerful Others
It is difficult for ordinary people to have much control over what politicians do in office.
0 1 2 3
It seems many times that the grades one gets in school are more dependent on the teacher’s whims than on what the student can really do.
0 1 2 3

Borich‚ G. D. & Paver‚ S. W. (1974). Convergent and discriminant validity of the locus of control construct. Report- Research; Tests/Questionnaires

http://eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED171731.pdf