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ERIC Number: ED386621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 42
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Fostering Self-Motivated Behavior, Personal Responsibility, and Internal Locus of Control in the School Setting.
Benham, J. Michelle
Several decades of research has demonstrated that students' perceptions about the amount of control they have over academic successes and failures contribute significantly to school performance. This paper reviews research studies that have investigated locus of control and causal attribution in the school setting. Suggestions are made for utilizing the information to foster the following traits in school aged children and adolescents: (1) self-motivated behavior; (2) personal responsibility; and (3) internal locus of control. The essay also discusses how these concerns are addressed by counseling literature. Contains 80 references. (SR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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