Locus Of Control & Attributional Style Test

15 minutes
Do you control your destiny or are you controlled by it? This test assesses your locus of control orientation and your attribution style.

"A locus of control orientation is a belief about whether the outcomes of our actions are contingent on what we do (internal control orientation) or on events outside our personal control (external control orientation)." (Zimbardo, 1985, p. 275)

Our attribution style determines which forces we hold responsible for our successes and failures. Both locus of control and attribution styles have a significant impact on our motivation, expectations, self-esteem, risk-taking behavior, and even on the actual outcome of our actions. What is your locus of control? What forces are responsible for your successes and failures? Are there some areas in your life where your orientation is more internal or external than others? Find out with this test.

Examine the following statements and indicate to what degree you endorse them. In order to receive the most accurate results, please answer as truthfully as possible.

After finishing this test you will receive a FREE snapshot report with a summary evaluation and graph. You will then have the option to purchase the full results for $6.95

This test is intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional diagnosis or for the treatment of any health condition. If you would like to seek the advice of a licensed mental health professional you can search Psychology Today's directory here.