ERIC Number: ED167989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Individual Reading Instruction on Locus of Control and Locus of Evaluation.
Avant, Glen R.; Weber, Margaret B.
Nineteen students, ranging in age from 8 to 18, served as subjects in an investigation of the effect of an individualized reading tutorial program on the locus of control (LOC) and locus of evaluation (LOE) of children with reading disabilities. Over a 12-week period, the subjects received from 24 to 60 50-minute sessions of individualized reading tutoring. An IQ test, a standardized reading test, a locus of evaluation/control scale, and a locus of control scale were used for pretesting and posttesting. The results suggested that the disabled readers varied in levels of LOC and LOE, that they increased in reading accuracy as they became more internally controlled, and that their reading comprehension was related to LOC. Neither LOE nor LOC increased significantly over the period of individualized instruction. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Kiawah Island, South Carolina, February 1979)