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Locus of control as related to personality variables in special adolescent populations

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Date Issued:
1977
Abstract/Description:
Florida Technological University College of Social Sciences Thesis; Locus of control refers to the individual's perception of the degree to which he controls the outcome of events in his life through his own behavior. Locus is further defined and related concepts discussed. Literature is reviewed, exploring determinants in the development of personal locus. Differential descriptions of the Internal and External individual are outlined, according to studies on locus as it affects personality and social-interactions. Delinquent, socially maladjusted and dependent-neglected adolescents were tested and significant differences in locus and personality characteristics examined. Final discussion is directed to implications of the results of this study with regards to the needs of the children and the suggested role of the institution.
Title: Locus of control as related to personality variables in special adolescent populations.
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Name(s): Kinnaird, Mary Ellen Moore, Author
null, null, Committee Chair
Social Sciences, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 1977
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Florida Technological University College of Social Sciences Thesis; Locus of control refers to the individual's perception of the degree to which he controls the outcome of events in his life through his own behavior. Locus is further defined and related concepts discussed. Literature is reviewed, exploring determinants in the development of personal locus. Differential descriptions of the Internal and External individual are outlined, according to studies on locus as it affects personality and social-interactions. Delinquent, socially maladjusted and dependent-neglected adolescents were tested and significant differences in locus and personality characteristics examined. Final discussion is directed to implications of the results of this study with regards to the needs of the children and the suggested role of the institution.
Identifier: CFR0004332 (IID), ucf:52995 (fedora)
Note(s): 1977-01-01
M.S.
Clinical Psychology
Masters
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Electronically reproduced by the University of Central Florida from a book held in the John C. Hitt Library at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Subject(s): Adolescent psychology
Self perception
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFR0004332
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Host Institution: UCF

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