A causal analysis of the relationship between locus of control and academic achievement in first grade

Author/s: 
Deborah Stipek
Year of Publication: 
1980
Publication: 
Contemporary Educational Psychology
Volume/Issue: 
5
Pages: 
90-99

Achievement and locus of control data were gathered the first week of first grade, and seven months later, for middle- and lower-socioeconomic status (SES) children. While middle-SES children experienced greater achievement gains, lower-SES students increased in internal control. Results suggested that internal control contributed to achievement.

APA Citation

Stipek, D. (1980). A causal analysis of the relationship between locus of control and academic achievement in first grade. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 5, 90-99.