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ERIC Number: ED239827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Examination of the Locus of Control Construct with American Indians from the Southwestern United States.
Immerman, Michael
An investigation of the relationship between the locus of control construct and the tribe, sex, and first language of two groups of southwestern American Indian adults (85 Navajo and 50 Pueblo subjects), as measured by the Rotter Internal-External Control Scale, confirmed the prediction that the groups would exhibit similar characteristics for the three independent variables. Purposes were to determine the impact of sex upon a specific Indian geographic sample, to examine the two distinct groups within the sample, and to assess the impact of first language on the locus of control construct for the sample. All subjects in the sample were students at a technical/vocational facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico; 42 were male and 93 female. Responses to the Rotter Internal-External Control Scale were analyzed using analyses of variance with the main effects of tribal affiliation, sex and first language (English or one of the Indian languages). The main effect of tribal affiliation, and the interactive effects of tribe, sex, and first language were not significant. Navajos and Pueblos did not differ significantly in the locus of control construct; there were no significant specific Navajo/Pueblo, male/female, or English/Indian language interactions. (MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rotter Internal External Locus of Control Scale