Malik blames his bad luck in finding a decent job for his inability to save money. Malik is demonstrating a(n):
A) internal locus of control.
B) external locus of control.
C) high level of self-efficacy.
D) positive self-concept.
Malik is demonstrating an external locus of control. An external locus of control is the belief that external factors, such as luck or other people’s actions, are primarily responsible for the outcomes in one’s life, rather than one’s own efforts or abilities. In this case, Malik is blaming his inability to save money on his bad luck in finding a decent job, indicating that he feels powerless to control his financial situation. By attributing his situation to external factors, Malik is demonstrating an external locus of control.