Short Tilte:Locus of control and life adjustment: relationship among people with spinal cord injury
Journal:Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):98, 41, 3, 162-172
Article about the relationship of life adjustment after spinal cord injury (SCI) and 3 components of locus of control (LOC): internality, chance, and powerful others. Of the 127 study participants, those who were older at injury, had fewer years of education, or were from minority backgrounds reported less favorable LOC scores. Locus of control was correlated with several aspects of life adjustment: internality was positively correlated with subjective well-being, and and powerful others was negatively correlated with health indicators. The authors conclude that rehabilitation counseling would be enhanced by using LOC to predict risk for adverse outcomes.