ERIC Number: ED231903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Locus of Control in Hispanic and Mainstream Samples. Interim Technical Report.
Triandis, Harry C.; Hui, C. Harry
Data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of 1979 and 1980 were analyzed: (1) to determine whether the meaning of locus of control differed among different groups (Hispanics versus whites, males versus females, those with low versus those with high socioeconomic status, and civilians versus those in the military); (2) to examine relationships between locus of control and age, parents' education, religious attendance, job satisfaction, educational attainment, and self esteem; and (3) to examine locus of control among comparable groups. Civilian groups were found to have similar views of locus of control, while military groups viewed locus of control differently from civilians. Among civilians, externality was negatively correlated with age and parents' education, while internality was associated with self esteem. Externality and job satisfaction were positively correlated among military subjects and negatively correlated among civilians. Supportive of previous findings from research on navy recruits, this study, which involved a national sample of civilian and military subjects, found no difference in locus of control between whites and Hispanics. (MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Organizational Effectiveness Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Psychology.