ERIC Number: ED040458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-24
Reference Count: 0
Internal-External Locus of Control and Attitude Toward Disability.
MacDonald, A. P.
The relationship between internal-external locus of control and attitude and reaction toward disability is discussed. Apart from examining the relevant research literature, findings are presented which support the hypothesis that those non-disabled who have external control orientations are more threatened by physical disabilities (vis., internal disorder, cosmetic disorders, sensory disorders, and blindness). Evidence in support of the notion that internally controlled persons view emotional disorders as more debilitating than physical disabilities is also presented. Discussion is primarily restricted to three major disability categories: (1) social disadvantagement; (2) physical disability; and (3) emotional disorders. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; West Virginia Univ., Morgantown.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970