ERIC Number: ED305261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Generalized Beliefs and Attitudes: Locus of Control and Science Attitudes in High School and College Students.
Stuessy, Carol L.; Rowland, Paul McD.
Locus of control, a generalized belief about causality in one's personal life, was identified as a potential variable impinging upon the acquisition of science-related attitudes in classes of high school students from 10th grade biology, and 11th and 12th grade chemistry, and of college elementary education majors. Correlations of the Internal-External Scale with the seven subscales of the Test of Science-Related Attitudes revealed that subjects with an external locus of control did not have as positive attitudes towards science as internal students and that the relationship between locus of control and science attitudes strengthened with age. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (62nd, San Francisco, CA, March 30-April 1, 1989).