M.A. School Psychology-Professional School Psychology
College of Science & Mathematics
Locus of control; Counseling in higher education
Higher Education | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
The purposes of this investigation were to further examine whether there was a relationship between gender and a locus of control orientation, as well does a specified major, in this case being STEM-related majors, constitute a higher internal locus of control? A review of the present literature demonstrates a lack of research in regards to undergraduate major and locus of control orientation. The need for further understanding in regards to the gender gap within STEM-related majors is established. To investigate further, data was collected via undergraduate students' completion of Rotter's Locus of Control I-E scale and a brief demographics questionnaire, which was made available through the Rowan Subject Pool Online Survey Database. Two-way analysis of variance revealed no significant relationship between both gender and major in regards to a more dominant locus of control orientation. Interpretations of these findings as well as limitations of the present study and conclusions to be made are discussed.
Napowanetz, Nicole, "Undergraduate major and locus of control" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 321.