M.A. School Psychology-Professional School Psychology
College of Education
Committee Member 1
Birth order; Locus of control
Child Psychology | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the relationship between locus of control and birth order. Does your birth position predict your locus of control? Also, does birth order have an effect on the academic achievement of college students (n=54)? A few subjects were disqualified from the study based on the fact that they were the only child. A demographics survey was designed to determine the academic success based on grade point average. The Rotter's Locus of Control survey was used to determine the locus of control of the college students. Neither hypothesis investigated yielded the predicted results. This could be due to the small sample recruited by each birth position. Research procedures and future goals are discussed.
Williams, Shannara, "The relationship between locus of control and birth order in college students' academic success" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 52.