Modified Work Locus of Control Scale

1. My job is what I make of it.
2. On my job‚ I can pretty much accomplish whatever I set out to accomplish.
3. If I know what I want out of a job‚ I can find a job that gives it to me.
4. If I were unhappy about a decision made by my boss‚ I would do something about it.
5. Getting the job I want is a matter of luck.
6. Getting a salary raise is primarily a matter of good fortune.
7. I am capable of doing my job well if I make the effort.
8. In order to get a really good job I would need to have family members or friends in high places.
9. I believe that promotions are usually a matter of good fortune.
10. When it comes to landing a really good job‚ who I know is more important than what I do.
11. I would be given a promotion based on how I perform on the job.
12. In order to get a salary raise I would have to know the right people.
13. For me to be an outstanding employee on most jobs‚ it would take a lot of luck.
14. Getting rewarded on my job would depend on how well I perform.
15. When required I can have a good deal of influence on my supervisor.
16. When I make plans on my job‚ I am almost certain to make them work.
17. Although I might have the necessary abilities‚ I will not be given leadership responsibilities without appealing to those in positions of power.
18. It’s not always wise for me to plan ahead on the job because things turn out to be a matter of good or bad fortune.
19. When I get what I want on a job‚ it’s usually because I worked hard for it.
20. Whether or not I advance on the job depends on whether I’m lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.
1=strongly disagree‚ 2=disagree‚ 3=neither disagree nor agree‚ 4=agree‚ 5= strongly agree

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