Internal-external locus of control : a comparison of delinquent and non-delinquent male adolescents

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dc.contributor.advisor Palacios, May en_US
dc.contributor.author Howard, Eric, 1947- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:31:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:31:04Z
dc.date.created 1973 en_US
dc.date.issued 1973
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1973 .H69 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180730
dc.description.abstract This thesis has investigated and statistically analyzed the responses of delinquent and non-delinquent adolescent male subjects to Julian B. Rotter's Internal-external Locus of Control Scale. An individual with an "internal locus of control" is characterized by believing that what happens to him is a direct result of his own actions. A person with an "external locus of control" is more likely to feel that forces beyond his control such as fate or luck, determine what will happen to him.Delinquent subjects were obtained through a juvenile court. Non-delinquent subjects were obtained through school systems and youth groups. Selection of subjects was controlled for race, age, socio-economic level, and number of parents living at home. No significant difference was found for locus of control between delinquent and non-delinquent groups or between races.
dc.format.extent 49 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teenage boys. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquents. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Control (Psychology) en_US
dc.title Internal-external locus of control : a comparison of delinquent and non-delinquent male adolescents en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/415598 en_US


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