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Elementary Education

The College at Brockport: State University of New York

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1979

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An Investigation To Determine The Relationships Among Self-Concept, Locus Of Control, And Reading Achievement, Alice R. Eldredge Aug 1979

An Investigation To Determine The Relationships Among Self-Concept, Locus Of Control, And Reading Achievement, Alice R. Eldredge

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among self-concept, locus of control, and reading achievement. One hundred thirty-eight fourth grade students from one school in a predominantly middle-class school district took part in the investigation. The Piers-Harris Children's Self Scale and the Nowicki Strickland Locus of Control Scale for Children were used to assess self-concept and locus of control. Both the Primary II battery and the Intermediate battery of The Metropolitan Achievement Tests were used to measure reading achievement. Data obtained from these measuring devices were computer analyzed to determine correlation coefficients among the variables. Significant ...