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ERIC Number: ED412439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-6
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Locus of Control and Religious Orientation.
Talbott, Anne Marie; Heritage, Jeannette
Rotter's Internal-External Locus of Control Scale has been the focus of much research since its introduction in 1966. To further that research, the relationships among locus of control, level of religious belief, attitudes toward women, attitudes toward feminism, attitudes toward homosexuality, gender, and traditional versus nontraditional students are explored in this study. Following an overview of the instruments used in this study, the methods and results obtained from an investigation of the attitudes of 197 students at Middle Tennessee State University are presented. Findings show that gender was a highly significant variable in attitudes. Females had more positive attitudes toward feminism than did males, whereas nontraditional students were more positive about feminism than were traditional students. Likewise, there were significant differences between traditional and nontraditional students in religious orientation. However, no significant differences arose between males and females on religious orientation. Results also indicate no difference between males and females on external locus of control. It is hoped that these findings will help counselors assess client attitudes toward sensitive topics, such as feminism and homosexuality, as well as clients' locus of control and their attitudes toward religious participation. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rotter Internal External Locus of Control Scale