About the Measure

Domains Perceptions of Self
Key stages Key Stage 4
Subscales Internality; Luck; Helplessness; Powerful others
Description Assesses the extent to which youth endorse an internal locus of control and an external locus of control based on luck, helplessness, and powerful others.
Example I will be able to be anything I choose
Link https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rob_Millar/publication/237938081_The_Development_and_Factor_Structure_of_a_Career_Locus_of_Control_Scale_for_Use_With_School_Pupils/links/552b8bfa0cf2779ab793216e.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 20
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 15-16
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .72-.82
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 4 separate Singl
CFA Correlated 3-factor model
Chi-square(87)= 136
RMSEA= 0.04
IFI = 0.93
CFI= 0.93
GFI= 0.94
SRMSR= 0.05
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= [-.23,.48] with Levenson's and Career Decision Making Self Efficacy subscales
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Millar, R., & Shevlin, M. (2007). The development and factor structure of a Career Locus of Control Scale for use with school pupils. Journal of Career Development, 33(3), 224-249. doi:10.1177/0894845306296643