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Internal-External Control

"Internal-External Control" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Personality construct referring to an individual's perception of the locus of events as determined internally by his or her own behavior versus fate, luck, or external forces. (ERIC Thesaurus, 1996).


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Internal-External Control" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Internal-External Control" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 275 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 19 publications in 2012
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