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ERIC Number: EJ872232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Predicting the Likelihood of Going to Graduate School: The Importance of Locus of Control
Nordstrom, Cynthia R.; Segrist, Dan J.
College Student Journal, v43 n1 p200-206 Mar 2009
Although many undergraduates apply to graduate school, only a fraction will be admitted. A question arises as to what factors relate to the likelihood of pursuing graduate studies. The current research examined this question by surveying students in a Careers in Psychology course. We hypothesized that GPA, a more internal locus of control orientation, and a non-consumer orientation to the educational process would predict the perceived likelihood of pursuing graduate study. Results indicated that academic locus of control orientation was a better predictor of graduate school intentions than GPA or consumer orientation. Results are discussed in terms of the importance of an internal locus of control for graduate school success. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A