Skip to main content

SELF-MONITORING AND LOCUS OF CONTROL AS DETERMINANTS OF SOCIAL INTERACTION: A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION

Buy Article:

$39.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Research on the relationship between self-monitoring and locus of control has consistently shown low correlations. This study examined social cognitive orientations of high and low self-monitors having either an external or infernal locus of control through analysis of their social interaction patterns. The low correlation between self-monitoring and locus of control was upheld while consistent differences emerged between the four groups. High self-monitors who were external maintained a wide range of numerous contacts while high and low internals preferred a moderate level of intimate or task related contacts. Low self-monitoring externals clearly maintained a restricted and unsatisfying range of contacts. The results were interpreted as evidencing motivational differences important for the understanding of the relationship between the two constructs.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.1989.17.2.125

Publication date: 1989-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more