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ERIC Number: ED182723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of an Individualized Reading Tutorial Program on the Locus of Control and Locus of Evaluation of Disabled Readers: An Update.
Avant, Glen R.
Nineteen children, aged 7 through 17, were pretested, individually tutored in reading for 12 weeks, and posttested in a study to examine the effect of an individualized reading tutorial program on the locus of control and locus of evaluation of children with reading disabilities. A reliable, valid measure of locus of control and locus of evaluation was correlated with two measures of reading achievement (specifically, word attack skills). Both reading measures correlated significantly with the pretreatment affective measure of locus of control, as well as with the posttreatment locus of control measure. Locus of evaluation was not related to reading in either case. At the end of the reading program, there was no significant change in either locus of control or evaluation although there was a very high significant difference in reading ability. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (29th, San Antonio, TX, November 29-December 1, 1979)