ERIC Number: ED147728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Relationships Among Locus of Control, Grades, and Student Ratings.
Owen, Steven V.; Froman, Robin D.
This research examines the interaction between college students' control orientation and a discrepancy score of GPA minus expected grade in course, on the dependent measure of 13 student rating items. It was hypothesized that students with an external locus of control who also showed a discrepancy between expected and actual grades would distort ratings in the direction of the discrepancy. Regressions were performed on data from 200 Ss. In four regressions, the interaction term was significant; thus the hypothesis was partially supported. As these four items had been shown to be particularly important, the influence of locus of control is interpreted as a reduction in validity of student rating instruments. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977) ; Appendix A may reproduce poorly due to print quality