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has been cited over 310 times since 1966.]

By Lefcourt H M. Internal-external, A Psychol Bull and Herbert M. Lefcourt


When causes for performance outcomes are attributed to external forces, people generally become less alert and resourceful. Persons who habitually attribute outcomes to fate, chance, or others often appear apathetic and more vulnerable to stressors than ‘internals’ who cognitively prepare themselves for challenges. [The Science Citation Index

Year: 1978
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