ERIC Number: ED212948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Control and Aspirations in Adolescents: A Comparison by Race, Sex and Social Class.
Lykes, M. Brinton; And Others
Previous research has suggested that Rotter's concept of locus of control is significantly related to a variety of attitudes and behaviors. To study the effects of sex, race, and social class differences, a projective measure of locus of control was developed to explore the relationship between control orientation and career aspirations for 432 adolescents. The findings supported the multidimensional measurement of locus of control. When not forced to choose between internally or externally phrased options, blacks and lower class white females were more likely than whites and lower class white males to identify both external contingencies and internal factors in their perceptions of factors that affect outcomes. The results suggest further research is needed to explore the educational institutional effects on orientations to control. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Multidimensional Approach
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (52nd, New York, NY, April 22-25, 1981).