Glossary E

External invalidity refers to the possibility that conclusions drawn from experimental results may not be generalizable to the "real" world. Please see Internal invalidity.

External justification refers to a person's reason or explanation for his or her dissonant behavior that resides outside the individual. Example, in order to receive a large reward or avoid a severe punishment
External locus of control refers to the extent to which people believe that their success and failure is determined by external sources, such as by mere luck (that he/she is just lucky) or by other people. It is a belief that reinforcement is under the control of other people, fate, or luck. Moreover, External locus of control is a perception that other persons or events are responsible for one’s fate.
External recruitment is defined as the recruitement of employees from outside the organization.

External rotation refers to the rotary movement around the longitudinal axis of a bone away from the mid-line of the body. External rotation is also known as Rotation laterally, Outward rotation, and Lateral rotation.

External stress refers to the stress on the human system caused by an aspect outside of the body, such as the task itself, the physical environment, work-rest schedules and social relationships.

External validation is defined as the process of testing the validity of a measure, such as an index or scale, by examining its relationship to other, presumed indicators of the same variable. If the index really measures prejudice , for example, it should correlate with other indicators of prejudice.

External validity refers to the degree to which findings can be generalized or extended to people, settings, times, measures, and characteristics other than the ones in the original study.

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