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ERIC Number: ED085112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 7
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Internality as a Determinant of Degree of Classroom Participation and Academic Performance Among Elementary Students.
Wolfgang, Aaron; Potvin, Robert
Homeroom teachers selected 120 students from their sixth, seventh, and eighth grade classes for this study. The subjects were categorized by teachers as high and low classroom participators. Rotter's Internal-External Locus of Control Scale was used to measure the extent to which students believed their successes were due to their own personal efforts or outside uncontrollable influences. The results indicate that for females, more internally controlled students were the highest classroom participators and earned higher grades than low participators. In contrast to the females, there were no differences in locus of control between high and low male participators. High participation males did earn higher grades than low. No developmental changes were found in locus of control between grades 6 and 8. (DP)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rotter Internal External Locus of Control Scale