ERIC Number: ED205555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Latent Causal Structures in Panel Surveys.
Wolfle, Lee M.; Robertshaw, Dianne
Since measurement errors exist in panel surveys, LISREL (a procedure for controlling measurement error by the analysis of covariance structures) was used in this investigation to determine the stability of the social-psychological concept of locus of control expectancy change with the aquisition of post secondary education. The National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 made a survey of 22,652 seniors in 1,318 public and private high schools. A subset of the data on 8,650 white males was used for this study. The measures of the locus of control, based on Rotters' Scale, were used twice, once in the students' senior-year and again four years later. The variables of ability and socio-economic status were also incorporated into the study. Apparently the acquisition of further education beyond high school does not substantially increase one's internal control expectancies. Parallel results are to be found in a study on self-esteem made by Bachman, O'Malley and Johnston (1978). Data are presented in tabular form throughout the study. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Causal Models; LISREL Computer Program; National Longitudinal Study High School Class 1972
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).