internal controls

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People who are more likely to see events in their lives as being dependent on their own behaviour. They believe that if they perform well or poorly, appropriate consequences will follow. They do not consider luck as having much effect on their performance outcomes, and do not see their fate as being always in the hands of other people. Good athletes tend to be internal controls because they have learned that their abilities and efforts bring them reward and success. Compare external control.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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