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Locus of Control & Attribution Style Assessment


Purpose: LCAST assesses whether a person believes that he or she has on impact on and can control what happens in his or her life, which can impact motivation, expectations, self-esteem, and risk-taking behavior.


No. of questions: 35

Question type: Situational, self-report

Estimated completion time: 10 minutes

Shorter versions of assessment: N/A


Report Includes:

  • Summary

  • Introduction

  • Graphs

  • Detailed narrative interpretation

  • List of Strengths an Limitations

  • Impression Management

  • Advice


Factors and Scales:

Overall Score plus 8 scales, including:

  • Success Orientation: Assesses whether a person attributes success to internal factors (under one’s control) or external factors (beyond one’s control).

  • Success Stability: Assesses whether a person attributes success to stable or unstable factors.

  • Failure Orientation: Extent to which a person attributes failures to factors within one’s control or factors beyond control.

  • Failure Stability: Assesses whether a person attributes failure to stable or unstable forces.

Additional SCALES:

  • Career or Academic-related

  • Global Locus of Control

  • Impact of Upbringing and Heredity

  • Self-efficacy



  • Pre-employment

  • Personal development

  • Leadership development

  • Sales and customer service training

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