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ERIC Number: ED069409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 7
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Locus Of Control And Competence In Children.
Strickland, Bonnie R.
Several research studies conducted during 1971, designed to better understand and predict behavior variables related to a child's development of academic and social skills, are described. Nowicki Strickland IE scale, including 40 Yes-No questions readable at fifth grade level and understandable to younger children, was used. Reliability and validity data were gathered on more than 1,000 school children in grades three through twelve. Conclusions show a belief in internal control for both males and females in most cases appears related to a number of cognitive and competence behaviors described as attempts to master surrounding environment, including utilization of information about immediate past performance, concept solution, delay of gratification, and persistence at time-consuming and difficult tasks. (NF)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (80th, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 2-8, 1972)