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ERIC Number: ED171579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Diagnostic Prescriptive Instruction and Locus of Control on the Achievement and Attitudes of University Students.
Yeany, Russell H.; And Others
This study looks at the effect of objective referenced formative diagnostic testing followed with remediation assignments on three cognitive levels of science achievement and the attitudes of university students, and determines if the effects of treatment were consistent across student locus of control levels. The subjects of the study were 60 university students enrolled in an introductory biology course at the University of Georgia. One group of students, following the normal course of study, received performance objectives which guided instruction and student evaluation. The second group received the same objectives and instruction. In addition, they completed regular diagnostic measures which were keyed to the objectives and received remedial assignments when necessary. This group achieved higher on the total achievement measure than the first group. No effects of locus of control on achievement were observed. (BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (52nd, Atlanta, Georgia, March 21-23, 1979)