The effect of locus of control orientation on perceived individual innovativeness: An empirical research in Turkey


TÜRKER M. V. , İNEL M. N.

8th International Strategic Management Conference, Barcelona, İspanya, 21 - 23 Haziran 2012, cilt.58, ss.879-888 identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 58
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.1066
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Barcelona
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İspanya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.879-888

Özet

The aim of this study is to measure the effect of locus of control (LOC) orientation on perceived individual innovativeness in Turkey. A second aim is to try to find the possible role of gender in this relation. In order to test the propositions, a field survey using questionnaires was conducted in a sample of 314 undergraduate students enrolled at Marmara University, Turkey. Results indicated that there was a significant negative relationship between external locus of control and level of perceived individual innovativeness. A significant difference between female and male students on the relation between individually perceived LOC orientation and innovativeness was also found.