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LOCUS OF CONTROL AND JOB SATISFACTION: PSU EMPLOYEES

Keywords: Internal-external locus of control , Job Satisfaction , Loco Inventory

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Previous research studies have demonstrated that internal/external locus of control impacts jobsatisfaction. The present study thus aims to analyze type of locus of control and its relation with jobsatisfaction. The study will be of great help for organization to understand and know what type oflocus of control their employees has and how it has an impact on job satisfaction.The objectives of this study were: 1- To identify the type of Locus of Control (i.e. Internal orExternal) present in Public Sector Units (PSU) in Bangalore and 2- To analyze the impact of differenttype of Locus of Control on job satisfaction of PSU Employees. Further hypothesis was also set tocheck the relationship between locus of control and job satisfaction. In addition, the relationshipbetween different demographic factors was also examined. The tool used for this study was LocoInventory. The concept of locus of control by Levenson (1972) was used to develop Loco Inventory(Locus of Control in Organization Inventory). The survey used a questionnaire, which had thirty fivestatements which highlights the factors that determine the locus of control and job satisfaction levelof the employees. The Ratio, ANOVA, and Correlation analysis were used as statistical techniquesfor analysis.The results indicate that there is a positive correlation between internal locus of control and jobsatisfaction as well as between External (other) locus of control and job satisfaction. And in case ofExternal (Chance) locus of control and job satisfaction there exists partial positive correlation. As perthis study Job satisfaction level among the employees is also good as the mean is 17, which is closerto maximum scale value of 25. As per ANOVA table there is a significant variance betweeninternality and age as well as between externality (chance) and age. There is no significantrelationship between internality and demographic factors like gender and education. There is nosignificant relationship between externality (others) and demographic factors like gender, age andeducation. There is no significant relationship between externality (chance) and demographic factorslike gender and education.

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