Millar, Robert and IRVING, P (1995) ACADEMIC LOCUS OF CONTROL IN BRITISH UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 65 (Part 3). pp. 331-340. [Journal article]
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Based on a reconceptualisation of Rotter's (1966) construct of locus of control Palenzuela (1988) derived an operational domain-specific measure for use with undergraduate populations. This study attempted to explore the transferability of the Multidimensional Academic Locus of Control Scale (MALOCS) to a British higher education context. Based on findings from 192 first year social science/humanities students, only partial support was obtained for Palenzuela's proposed structure of the locus of control domain. Evidence obtained from correlational, regression and discriminant function analyses indicated that reliability and validity of the extracted locus of control factors were relatively weak. The results indicated that further research and possibly more development would be necessary if the MALOCS is to be employed with British undergraduate students as a means of contributing to the identification of students deemed to be at risk of underachieving and likely to benefit from remedial support.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Linguistics|
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Health, Education and Well-being
|Deposited By:||Mrs Fiona Harkin|
|Deposited On:||14 Dec 2009 14:49|
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