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ERIC Number: ED046393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 11
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Urban Community College Students' Aspirations, Academic Success and Beliefs in Internal-External Control.
Mitchell, David C.
This study examined urban community college students' aspiration and degree of achievement and their responses to the items on an I-E scale to determine the relationship between their aspiration and performance and their belief about internal vs. external control of reinforcement. No values are associated with internality or externality. Approximately 800 students, grouped by sex and race, were tested in spring 1971. White male, academically successful, high educational aspirants were found to be more internal on personal control than were academically unsuccessful, low aspirants. Among black males, those high aspirants to non-traditional occupations were more external on the individual-system blame dimension than were low aspirants. Most analyses reveal no contrasts on I-E tests within separate sex-by-race groups. The conclusion shows that I-E offers little help in explaining differences between urban community college students when levels of aspiration and academic success are defined by absolute criteria. (CA)
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Note: Paper presented at the 1971 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York