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Friday, February 8, 2019

benefits of 'locus of control'

There is a personality attribute known as the 'locus of control' - which is a psychological measure of how much someone believes that they have control over the outcome of events in their life or whether external forces beyond their control dictates how life turns out. Those who exhibit external 'locus of control' believe there is little point in making an effort because what happens to them is due to luck. Those who are internally controlled are motivated into action because they feel they can influence what is going to happen. So how does this affect you as a parent? Researchers reveal that mothers with an internal locus of control before their child was born (those who believe in the connection between their actions and what happens to them) were more likely to have a child who is good at math and science. These mothers were also more likely to provide their children with diets that assist brain development, to more frequently read stories to them and to show an interest in their child's homework and academic progress. medical xpress

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