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ERIC Number: ED465782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Methods Chosen by Novice Teachers and Their Locus of Control.
Bastick, Tony; Cook, Loraine
This study examined the use of two locus of control instruments for teachers in the Caribbean: the Adult Nowicki-Strickland Internal-External Locus of Control (LOC) Scale (T. Wolf, M. Sklov, M. Hunter, and G. Berenson, 1982) and the Medway and Rose Teachers' LOC Scale (F. Medway and J. Rose, 1981). Participants were 183 teachers from 10 high schools in Jamaica who agreed to be tested and retested with these measures. The structures of the instruments were analyzed, as was the appropriateness of their scoring methods for measuring teacher LOC. Results show moderate to high reliabilities for both instruments and suggest a scoring modification to improve test-retest reliabilities. Concurrent validity for the two measures, however, was low for this sample. The paper also discusses possibilities for modifying and monitoring the LOC orientation of teachers in training and for showing teachers how to use this information in self-evaluation. (Contains 4 figures, 1 table, and 22 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Jamaica