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ERIC Number: EJ1102373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-8827
A Longitudinal Investigation of the Antecedents of Locus of Control Orientation in Children
Wickline, Virginia B.; Nowicki, Stephen, Jr.; Kincheloe, Amy Ransom; Osborn, Albert F.
Journal on Educational Psychology, v4 n4 p39-52 Feb-Apr 2011
Locus of control (LOC) is related to many aspects of human behavior, yet relatively little is known about what factors in early childhood may dispose a child to develop an internal or external LOC orientation. Data from a British epidemiological, longitudinal, cohort study of 12,463 children and their mothers were used to identify, from a wide range of potential explanatory factors, those having the strongest independent effects on LOC orientation. Socioeconomic status, non-authoritarian parenting style & attitudes, and child activities were hypothesized as and found to be major contributory factors in the model. Though marginal gender differences were found in the antecedents of LOC development, the analyses for boys and girls were generally very similar.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Nowicki Strickland Locus of Control Scale
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