In this study, the effect of locus of control on a visualization of a spinal-cord injury was investigated. Research has shown that locus of control plays an important role in determining the control one perceives to have over oneself and events. Life satisfaction is usually lowered because of negative behavior changes one goes through when experiencing a traumatic event, such as a spinal cord injury (Livneh, 2001). The research examined the hypothesis that those with an internal locus of control will be less upset following an intense visualization of a spinal-cord injury (SCI) compared to those with an external locus of control. The study used a total of 32 college students from Nova Southeastern University. The results indicated that those who had an internal locus of control were not any less upset than those with an external locus of control.
Weylin Sternglanz, Ph.D
"Influences of Locus of Control on Thinking About a Spinal Cord Injury,"
Mako: NSU Undergraduate Student Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/mako/vol1/iss1/6