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At the individual level, determinism means that people are not free to choose their own actions. They are constrained by external factors that are beyond their own control. True determinists would believe that all their behaviour is beyond their control, and that they are totally without free will. At the other extreme are those who believe they have total choice, with no external constraints. In reality, most people hold viewpoints that fall between these two extremes by accepting that whilst there are constraints on their actions, they also have some freedom of choice.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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