Work Locus of Control Scale, WLCS Page

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WLCS overview

WLCS scoring instructions

WLCS bibliography

WLCS norms

Sharing WLCS results

WLCS 8-item shortform In response to requests for a shorter form of the scale. The item choice was based on item-remainders and the final coefficient alpha. The short version consists of items 2, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16. In our CISMS1 study, coefficient alpha for Anglo countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, US) was .86 for the 16-item version and .81 for the 8-item version (n = 1170). Alphas were lower for the scale in Asia and some other nonEnglish speaking countries.

WLCS WORD format

Translations of the WLCS


Note: The WLCS can be used free of charge for noncommercial educational and research purposes in return for sharing results (See Sharing WLCS results page). The WLCS is copyright © 1988, Paul E. Spector, All rights reserved.

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