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ERIC Number: ED142986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
The Relationship of Locus of Control to Reading Achievement.
Culver, Victor I.; Morgan, Raymond F.
Two measures of locus of control, J.B. Rotter's I-E Scale and H. Levenson's I, P, and C Scales, were correlated with two independent measures of reading achievement in a sample of 100 college freshmen enrolled in a reading improvement program. The Rotter I-E Scale produced no significant relationships to any measure of reading achievement. Levenson's Internal Scale produced a significant positive relationship with reading comprehension scores. Significant negative correlation was demonstrated between Levenson's Chance Scale and total reading scores. It was concluded that internal-versus-external locus of control is a significant variable related to achievement and should be considered in developing strategies for reading instruction. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (22nd, Miami Beach, Florida, May 2-6, 1977)