A correlational study of the relationship between birth order and individual's locus of control
M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Committee Member 1
Birth order; Locus of control
The purpose of the current study was to uncover any possible correlational relationships between Individual's birth order and their locus of control. The Austrian psychologist, Alfred Adler, had some theories concerning birth order which were of particular interest to the author as the ideas for this study were unfolding. Fifty adults (n = 50) from a major northeastern university, eighty four percent of whom were female and sixteen percent of whom were male, served as participants. Subjects completed Rotter's twenty nine question internal / external locus of control scale as well as a demographic survey which provided the researcher with the pertinent ordinal positioning information. Kendall's tau-b and Spearman's rho were utilized and with results remaining in the insignificant range, the null hypothesis failed to be rejected.
Heiblim, Rachel, "A correlational study of the relationship between birth order and individual's locus of control" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 854.