ERIC Number: EJ549073
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Ethnic and Gender Differences in Locus of Control in Children Referred for Gifted Programs: The Effects of Vulnerability Factors.
McLaughlin, Susan C.; Saccuzzo, Dennis P.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v20 n3 p268-83 Spr 1997
Ethnically diverse fifth through seventh grade children (N=805) were evaluated for intellectual ability, locus of control, and the presence of vulnerability factors. Overall, higher internal locus of control was associated with female Caucasians not at risk. Results suggest that for intellectually bright non-Caucasians vulnerability is associated with, and may serve to strengthen, a greater internal locus of control. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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