ERIC Number: ED232406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Locus of Control in Majors in Subarea Specializations of Education.
McIntyre, Thomas C.
The study investigated differences in locus of control for 219 college students majoring in regular education and 354 students majoring in special education. A one-way analysis of variance was used to determine if significant differences existed between groups. No significant differences on the Nowicki-Strickland Adult Scale for Locus of Control were found between regular and special education majors, nor between special education subgroups of general special education, behavior disorders, mental retardation, and learning disabilities specialization. Further, no differences were found between males and females nor between general regular education majors, elementary education majors, and secondary education majors. Graduate students in special and regular education were more internal in locus of control than seniors, juniors, sophomores, or freshmen. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).