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ERIC Number: ED160933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
Locus of Control Change in College Students: A Future Role for Student Development.
McLaughlin, Karen E.
Higher education must be prepared to establish goals and assess its success in developing students who can function productively in a future society. One possible goal of the college experience is to develop self-directing or internally-controlled individuals. Examined were selected factors and their influence on students' locus of control. Training programs which have been successful in enhancing personal control are discussed. Group decision-making models such as "ecosystem" and "organizational development" which allow individuals to take charge of the environment are also presented. Perhaps the most significant contribution student development staff can make is to model the behavior they seek to have students adopt--an internal locus of control. (Author/KA)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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