ERIC Number: ED189145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Locus of Control and Other Student Characteristics in Interaction with the Personalized System of Instruction versus Lectures. Report No. 20.
Van Damme, Jan; Masui, Chris
This research examined interactions between internal-external locus of control and other student characteristics, and lectures and two variants of the Personalized System of Instruction. The three treatments varied in degree of study guidance. The research was done with 60 college freshmen in an introductory course on psychodiagnostics. The extreme group analysis of variance and regression analyses indicated several aptitude-treatment interaction (ATI) effects. An important ATI effect--the more guidance the better the achievement of the externals compared to the internals--was found for a retention test but not for the tests taken during the studying period. Furthermore, there were lower order interactions between the treatments, various abilities, study habits, and attitudes for several dependent variables: namely, the retention test, the studying time, and the satisfaction with the treatment. The findings show that one of the causes of the inconsistency in research on the interaction between locus of control and academic achievement may depend on the treatment applied. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Leuven Univ. (Belgium).
Identifiers: Personalized System of Instruction
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).