Locus of Control of Smokers, Nonsmokers, and Nonpractising Smokers Academic Article uri icon


  • In this survey, score analyses of 123 male and female respondents, ages 21 to 33 years, yielded no significant differences between either sex and smokers versus nonsmokers on Rotter's locus of control scale. Of particular interest was that nonpracticing smokers (quitters) scored more internal than either smokers or nonsmokers.


  • Molloy, GN
  • Wolstencroft, K
  • King, NJ
  • Lowe, AR
  • Gardner, PL
  • Rowley, GL
  • Molloy, Elizabeth K
  • Murphy, GC

publication date

  • December 1997