ERIC Number: ED309949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul-10
Reference Count: 0
Using Science Activities To Internalize Locus of Control. Final Report.
Rowland, Paul McD.
This project was designed to investigate the effect of the use of cause-and-effect activities in the science curriculum on the locus of control of the learner. The purpose of this research is to find the effect of the activities on the learner's locus of control and attitude toward science at grades 7 through 10. A multivariate analysis of covariance was carried out using pretest scores. Science activities emphasizing cause-and-effect relationships increased the internal locus of control of students in the eighth grade. However, at the ninth grade level the opposite occurred. Two possible reasons for the contrary results were discussed. There were significant treatment effects on the attitudes towards the social implications of science, normality of scientists, and inquiry. Implications for science activity and further research were suggested. Activities used in the project by grade are listed in the appendix. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
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