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ERIC Number: ED548003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 112
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ISBN: 978-1-2673-8062-3
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Locus of Control and Academic Achievement: Integrating Social Learning Theory and Expectancy-Value Theory
Youse, Keith Edward
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Temple University
The current study examines predictors of math achievement and college graduation by integrating social learning theory and expectancy-value theory. Data came from a nationally-representative longitudinal database tracking 12,144 students over twelve years from 8th grade forward. Models for math achievement and college graduation were tested through structural equation modeling. Consistent with earlier research, previous math achievement predicted both outcomes. Performance expectancies and task-specific self-concept respectively predicted math achievement and college graduation, although the contribution of task-specific self-concept was smaller than shown in previous research. The social learning theory concept of behavior potential was found to be a predictor of college graduation but not math achievement. Limitations and implications are discussed, with a focus on future research questions. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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