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ERIC Number: ED530462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
The Impact of Locus of Control on Language Achievement
Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali Salmani
Online Submission, International Journal of Language Studies (IJLS) v6 n2 p123-136 2012
This study hypothesized that students' loci of control affected their language achievement. 198 (N = 198) EFL students took the Rotter's (1966) locus of control test and were classified as locus-internal (ni = 78), and locus-external (ne = 120). They then took their ordinary courses and at the end of the semester, they were given their exams. Their semester-end cumulative grade point averages (GPA) were compared to their previous-term GPA. SPANOVA results did not identify locus of control (LoC) as a predictor of achievement. Results also indicated that factors like LoC, if at all, interact with proficiency only at the advanced level. (Contains 9 tables and 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rotter Internal External Locus of Control Scale