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Freed, Rachel D.; Tompson, Martha C. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2011
Parental locus of control refers to parents' perceived power and efficacy in child-rearing situations. This study explored parental locus of control and its correlates in 160 mothers of children ages 8 to 14 cross-sectionally and 1 year later. Maternal depression, maternal expressed emotion, and child internalizing and externalizing behavior were…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Mothers, Income, Depression (Psychology)
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Karatas, Zeynep; Tagay, Ozlem – International Education Studies, 2012
The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is a relationship between self-esteem, locus of control and multidimensional perfectionism, and the extent to which the variables of self-esteem, locus of control and multidimensional perfectionism contribute to the prediction of subjective well-being. The study was carried out with 318 final…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Locus of Control, Well Being, Personality Traits
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Coyne, Lisa W.; Thompson, Alysha D. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2011
Childhood internalizing problems may occur as early as preschool, tend to be stable over time, and undermine social and academic functioning. Parent emotion regulatory behaviors may contribute to child internalizing problems and may be especially important during the preschool years when parents model emotion coping and regulation for their…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Mothers, Prevention, Disadvantaged Youth
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Iskender, Murat; Akin, Ahmet – Computers & Education, 2010
The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship of internet addiction, social self-efficacy, and academic locus of control. Participants were 311 university students who completed a questionnaire package that included the Online Cognition Scale, the Academic Locus of Control Scale, and the Perceived Social Self-efficacy Scale. The…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals)
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Conley, Sharon; You, Sukkyung – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
A previous study examined role stress in relation to work outcomes; in this study, we added job structuring antecedents to a model of role stress and examined the moderating effects of locus of control. Structural equation modeling was used to assess the plausibility of our conceptual model, which specified hypothesized linkages among teachers'…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Locus of Control, Stress Variables, Teacher Attitudes
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Ghonsooly, Behzad; Shirvan, Majid Elahi – English Language Teaching, 2011
Locus of control, a psychological construct, has been the focus of attention in recent decades. Psychologists have discussed the effect of locus of control on achieving life goals in social/psychological interactions. While learning a foreign language involves both social interactions and psychological processes, the role and relation of locus of…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Reading Achievement
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Park, Yujeong; Gordon, Jason Robert; Smith, Jamie Anne; Moore, Tara Camille; Kim, Byungkeon – Educational Studies, 2020
This study aimed to investigate the association of locus of control (LOC) with reading and mathematics achievement of high school students with disabilities using data from the Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study (SEELS). Data used in analysis for the current study included achievement and self-concepts measures from students with…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, High School Students, Students with Disabilities, Reading Achievement
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García-Almeida, Desiderio Juan; Cabrera-Nuez, María Teresa – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2020
Cooperative learning techniques in teaching activities are becoming increasingly popular. Many studies have documented the benefits of these techniques, but fewer have analysed the factors affecting students' achievement. One of those factors could be the student's proactivity, since cooperative techniques require active involvement of students.…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Motivation, Locus of Control, Creativity
Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali Salmani – Online Submission, 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.…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Grade Point Average, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Trevino, Brandy; Ernst, Frederick A. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2012
There is some evidence that blood pressure is higher in persons with darker skin tone but the reasons for this remain unclear. When seen in minorities, the positive relationship between darkness of skin and blood pressure invites hypotheses about potential mediators of the relationship. We investigated the relationship in Hispanics of primarily…
Descriptors: Evidence, Locus of Control, Racial Discrimination, Psychological Patterns
Palis, Leila Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2016
It was not known if and to what extent there was a relationship between the degree to which community college students believed that learning was enhanced when teachers tailored instruction to individual learning styles and student perceived academic locus of control (PAC). Learning styles theory and locus of control theory formed the theoretical…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Correlation, Student Attitudes
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Mullen, Clayton; Mariam, Yohannes – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
Power engineering certification in Canada comprises a hierarchical, graduated system available to both young and adult learners. This paper offers insight into the knowledge gap regarding factors influencing Canadian power engineers' decision to pursue advanced certification in the Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta, with implications for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Barriers, Engineering Education
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Smidt, Wilfried; Kammermeyer, Gisela; Roux, Susanna; Theisen, Christiane; Weber, Christian – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The career success of preschool teachers has been discussed to be important because it can be a precondition for the ability to provide a high-quality preschool education. Consequently, the identification of factors that can help explain individual differences in career success is a crucial research issue. Previous research covering various…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Personality Traits, Locus of Control, Self Efficacy
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Peek, Ron – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2016
By using data from an online language learning beliefs survey (n?=?841), defining language learning experience in terms of participants' multilingualism, and using a domain-specific language learning locus of control (LLLOC) instrument, this article examines whether more experienced language learners can also be seen as more autonomous language…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Language Proficiency, Locus of Control, Second Language Learning
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Renaud, Jesse; Barker, Erin T; Hendricks, Charlene; Putnick, Diane L.; Bornstein, Marc H. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
Despite the robust link between dispositional optimism and well-being across the lifespan, the developmental origins of dispositional optimism are unknown. Understanding the pathways that lead to greater optimism during the transition from adolescence into young adulthood may be important given that this stage of the life course involves the…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Psychological Patterns, Positive Attitudes, Well Being
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