M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
College students--Psychology; Risk-taking (Psychology)
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship if any between an individual's locus of control (internal or external) and their degree of engaging in risk behavior. Participants were male (N=8) and female (N=24) undergraduate college students from Rowan University. Rotter's Internal-External Locus of Control Scale was used to assess the subject's attributions (internal vs. external) for the outcomes of his or her behavior. To assess the amount of risk behavior in the subjects, items from the National College Health Risk Behavior Survey (NCHRBS) were used. A demographic questionnaire was also used. Regression analysis showed that there was no relationship between Locus of Control and Risk Behavior scores.
Matricardi, Lauren R., "Locus of control and risk behavior among college students" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 905.