ERIC Number: ED281134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Relationship between Self-Concept and Locus of Control in Grade School Children.
Madonna, Stephen, Jr.; And Others
Several investigators have proposed that locus of control has a significant effect on several aspects of classroom behavior. Horak (1979) found that children with a high self-concept tended to be internally controlled, whereas children with a low self-concept tended to be externally controlled. The present investigation sought to further examine the relationship between locus of control and self-concept. Fourth- and fifth-grade students (N=107) were administered the Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale (P-H) and the Nowicki Strickland Locus of Control Scale for Children (N-S) in a group format. The results indicated a non-significant negative relationship between the N-S Total Scale and the P-H (r(105) = -.1248, p>.05). These results, although non-significant, suggest a trend toward high self-concept in internally oriented children. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Mississippi Academy of Science (Jackson, MS, 1987). Best copy available.