ERIC Number: ED368816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
At-Risk Adolescent Black Males: Findings for Internal/External Locus of Control, Self-Esteem and Parental Verbal Interaction.
Enger, John M.; And Others
The relationships among three factors for at-risk adolescent Black males was investigated: internal-external locus of control, self-esteem, and parental verbal interaction. Forty-two males in Grades 6, 7, and 8 who had been identified as at-risk by their teachers completed the Locus of Control Scale for Children, the Self-Esteem Inventory, and the Verbal Interaction Questionnaire. A moderate positive relationship between self-esteem and parental verbal interaction was consistent with a previous finding for White high school students. A moderate negative relationship between locus of control and self-esteem contrasted with a previous finding of no significant relationship for Black elementary children. A weak, yet significant, negative relationship was found between locus of control and parental verbal interaction. One table of data is included. (Contains 22 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Students, Elementary School Students, High Risk Students, Interaction, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Locus of Control, Males, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Parents, Self Esteem, Verbal Communication, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 10-12, 1993).