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ERIC Number: ED515640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 158
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-6329-7
Maternal Locus of Control and Perception of Family Status at Entry and Exit of Birth to Three Early Intervention
Coffaro, Ann
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh
Birth to three early intervention is unique time in the life of a family of a child with a disability in that confidence and competence of the parents can be addressed as part of the intervention goals and objectives. Locus of control is a quality measure of a parent's perception of their ability to be their child's teacher, advocate, and champion and is associated with confidence and competence. The purpose of this dissertation was to examine the association of locus of control orientation using Rotter's Locus of Control Scale (Rotter, 1966) with perception of family status as it relates to the child with the disability at entry and exit of birth to three early intervention using the Family Outcomes Survey (Bailey, 2006) in two groups of mothers at entry and exit of services. Analysis indicated there was no difference in locus of control between the two groups. Further, locus of control was not associated with the Family Outcomes Survey. The Family Outcomes survey demonstrated differences between the two groups and additional association with the socioeconomic proxy of type of insurance, length of time the family took part in early intervention, and the reason the child qualified for early intervention. [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:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rotter Internal External Locus of Control Scale