Locus of Control is a measure of whether a young person feels in charge of their life (internal LOC), or whether they are a straw in the wind, controlled by others, school and the world (external LOC). The key finding for this paper was that suicidal behaviour in young people was more likely in young people with an external LOC
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Pearce, C. & Martin, G., 1993. Locus of Control as an Indicator of Risk for Suicidal Behaviour among Adolescents, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 88:409-414.