Who do you think is in control in addiction? a pilot study on drug-related locus of control beliefs

Karen D. Ersche (Lead / Corresponding author), Abigail J. Turton, Tim Croudace, Jan Stochl

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    The drug-related locus of control scale (DR-LOC) is a new instrument for assessing a person's belief of "being in control" in situations involving drug abuse. It consists of 16-item pairs presented in a forced-choice format, based on the conceptual model outlined by Rotter. The model characterizes the extent to which a person believes that the outcome of an event is under their personal control (internal locus of control) or the influence of external circumstances (external locus of control).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)193-203
    Number of pages11
    JournalAddictive Disorders and Their Treatment
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2012



    • Psychiatry and Mental health
    • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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