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