ERIC Number: ED161769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Locus of Control and Method of Presentation on Pre-Service Teacher's Achievement.
Horak, Willis J.; Slobodzian, Kurt A.
This study investigates the relationship between pre-service teachers' locus of control and an application measure of science education achievement under a high and a low structured instructional treatment. Eighty college students enrolled in an elementary science methods class were administered aptitude tests which included a measure of locus of control (the James Internal-External Locus of Control Scale). The students were taught in a high-structure format - the traditional instructor-lecture mode with large-group follow-up discussions, or a low-structure format - individual study with small-group follow-up discussions. The subject matter dealt with planning science field trips for elementary school children. The results showed that the instructional treatments were related to the locus of control measure. (Author/BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (51st, Toronto, Canada, March 31-April 2, 1978); Contains occasional light and broken type