ERIC Number: ED172115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Interrelationships Amongst Locus of Control, Socioeconomic Status, Sex and Achievement.
Sherman, Lawrence; Hofmann, Richard J.
The relationship between locus of control (LC), grade point average (GPA), standardized achievement test scores (SAT), sex, and socioeconomic status (SES) was investigated among a sample of 174 eighth graders who responded to the Nowicki-Strickland locus on control instrument. Certain partial correlations between momentary achievement (standardized test results), continuing achievement (grade point average), sex and socioeconomic status were explicated. Utilizing sex, socioeconomic status and locus of control as independent variables, a significant interaction between sex and type of achievement was noted. When considering sex differences with LC scores, GPA was more predictable than standardized test results. However, when sex was not considered, standardized test results were as predictable as GPA. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Nowicki Strickland Locus of Control Scale
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)