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 A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF LOCUS OF CONTROL BETWEEN REGULAR CLASS STUDENTS AND EMOTIONALLY HANDICAPPED STUDENTS WITHIN SELF-CONTAINED CLASSES IN ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL.


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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Issuance: monographic

Date Issued: 1979

Physical Form: pdf

Extent: 129 p.

Language(s): English

Summary: The purpose of this study was to compare the locus ofcontrol orientation between regular class and selfcontainedemotionally handicapped students within theelementary, middle and high school settings. Two samplesof students were selected from the third through eleventhgrades of the Seminole County school system using arandomized block design . One group consisted of sixtystudents enrolled within the self- contained program forthe emotionally handicapped from elementary, middle andhigh school classes. A second group of sixty regularclass students were selected from the same schools. TheNowicki- Strickland Locus of Control Scale was administeredto small groups of subjects, out of the classroom, but within the school setting . The mean scores for eachgroup were analyzed using a 2x3 analysis of variance withthe effects tested at the .05 level of significance acrossall levels.The emotionally handicapped students were foundto be significantly more external than the regular classstudents. In addition, both groups exhibited a shift inlocus of control orientation, becoming significantly moreinternal as they progressed from elementary to high school.No significant interaction was found to exist betweenregular class and emotionally handicapped students inelementary, middle and high school. It was concludedthat although the emotionally handicapped studentsmaintained a more external orientation than the regularclass students, as both groups approached adolescence andexperienced an increased mastery of the environment, therewas a shift towards a more internal locus of control.However, regardless of the school level involved, theemotionally handicapped students maintained a more externalorientation.Since behavior modification procedures have beenshown to foster an internal locus of control orientation,it was concluded that behavioral techniques would beeffective in the education and treatment of self-containedemotionally handicapped students. It was further concludedthat the locus of control construct could provideboth teachers and administrators of programs for the emotionally handicapped with valuable information andinsight into the dynamics of the disability. Thisknowledge combined with an understanding of behaviormodification principles could prove to be a viable meansof altering unacceptable behavioral patterns, improvingacademic performance levels and ultimately result in amore productive life style for their students.

Identifier: 11726 (digitool), FADT11726 (IID), fau:8658 (fedora)

Note(s): Thesis (Educat.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1979.

Subject(s): Education, Educational Psychology

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/11726

Owner Institution: FAU



Autor: CARLTON, ROBERT JAY. Florida Atlantic University

Fuente: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A8658



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