Locus of control and the assessment of managerial skills

Lynda Spillane*, Robert Spillane

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

There are considerable differences in perception of one's behaviour as externally controlled or as the result of personal choice (ie external or internal locus of control). This study assesses the influence of the external/internal locus of control on subordinates' perceptions of their managers' technical and people skills. Internal subordinates were found to criticise external managers for their technical skills, while external subordinates criticised their internal managers' people skills. The implications of these outcomes for the assessment of work performance are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Management and Organization
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Locus of control
  • Managerial skills
  • Managerial style
  • Performance assessment

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