Work Locus of Control – Eastern European Managers versus Western Managers – Ten years later

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The aim of our studies of work locus of control was to examine whether external work locus of control among Estonian managers had increased or decreased over past 10 years. We did not find the relationship between work locus of control and age, and gender. Managers’ internal control beliefs were associated with higher job satisfaction, as well as better physical and psychological well-being, and higher satisfaction with their quality of life. In general, Eastern European managers were more external in their work locus of control than their Western colleagues. However, our results suggested that Estonian managers work locus of control became increasingly internal over time.

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Work locus of control, job satisfaction, employees’ well-being, quality of life

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Teichmann, M., Spector, P. E. & Cooper, C. L., (2007) “Work Locus of Control – Eastern European Managers versus Western Managers – Ten years later”, EWOP in Practice 1(1), 20–29. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/ewopinpractice.87052

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Mare Teichmann (Tallinn University of Technology)
Paul E. Spector (University of South Florida)
Cary L. Cooper (Lancaster University)

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