ERIC Number: ED123203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Locus of Control and Academic Achievement in Traditional and Non-Traditional Educational Settings.
Wright, Robert J.; DuCette, Joseph P.
This report contains the results of two studies on the correlation of locus of control and nine measures of scholastic achievement for matched samples of students in two diverse educational environments. In the first study involving fifth grade children, the hypothesized significant positive relationship between internality and achievement was found in the more "open" setting. The expectation that locus of control was not correlated to achievement in a "traditional" setting was also supported. Similar results were found in the second study involving community college students who were enrolled in either "alternative" or "traditional" sections of three different introductory courses. The results were explained as supporting the use of the Aptitude X treatment paradigm in studying the relationship between psychological dimensions such as locus of control and performance variables such as achievement. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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