M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Academic achievement; Behavioral assessment of children; Fifth grade (Education); Locus of control
This study attempted to investigate the relationship between locus of control, academic achievement and behavior in 5th grade students. It was hypothesized that locus of control would be more internalized with high academic achievement and less behavior problems. A total of 40 subjects participated. Data was collected using the Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Scale, the Devereux Behavior Scale-School Form and the Metropolitan Achievement Test. Using this data, a relationship was measured using the Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient (r). The results demonstrated significant correlations between all of the variables. The results were interpreted to mean that 5th grade students with an internal locus of control or perceived sense of control have greater academic achievement and exhibit less behavior problems.
Zuber, Dawn, "A study of the relationship between locus of control, behavior and academic achievement in 5th grade students" (2000). Theses and Dissertations. 1762.