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ERIC Number: ED161381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Perception of Locus of Control as a Predictor of Attitude Toward Students' Evaluation of University Faculty. AIR Forum Paper 1978.
Kohler, Emmett T.; Christal, Melodie E.
Student and faculty attitudes about faculty evaluation and the relationship of the attitudes to the concept of locus of control were investigated. Student respondents consisted of 172 males and 256 females, and 108 faculty responses were received. The measure of locus of control closely resembles the Rotter Internal-External Control Scale. Student and faculty questionnaires were developed to obtain demographic data and determine attitudes. The relationship between locus of control and attitudes toward faculty was investigated through the factor analytic technique of image analysis, but no strong relationship was found. The internal-external scale did appear to yield psychometric values similar to those reported in the literature. The questionnaire items designed to measure faculty attitudes did not focus on the areas where a locus of control difference would manifest itself. Questionnaire items on which faculty and students showed the greatest disagreement are discussed. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual Association for Institutional Research Forum (18th, Houston, Texas, May 21-25, 1978)