ERIC Number: ED039546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-5
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between the Internal-External Control Construct and Achievement.
Gozali, Harriet Seid; And Others
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between the Internal External (I-E) control construct and time utilization on a test of verbal ability. A total of 148 college students participated in the study, 63 of whom were assigned to the experimental group. All subjects took two tests: the I-E Scale, and a multiple choice test of verbal ability, which also provided a measure of time utilization. Results included: (1) support of the hypothesis that Internals would use time in a manner more appropriate to the task than would Externals; and (2) the hypothesis that Externals would be more variable than Internals in the amount of time spent at all levels of item difficulty was not supported. Actually, Internals were more variable than Externals in the amount of time spent on items. A total of two additional analyses were performed post hoc in order to examine the possibilities that the findings reflected ability differences or sex differences rather than Internal-External differences. Ability was eliminated as a confounding variable. The analysis of sex differences indicated that not blocking on sex had a dampening effect on the results. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970