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Title: Effects of a complex cognitive strategy on locus of control for students with learning disabilities
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Title: Effects of a complex cognitive strategy on locus of control for students with learning disabilities
Physical Description: x, 146 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Morin, Victoria A., 1951- ( Dissertant )
Mercer, Cecil D. ( Thesis advisor )
Dykes, Mary K. ( Reviewer )
Griffin, Cynthia C. ( Reviewer )
Sindelar, Paul T. ( Reviewer )
Newell, John M. ( Reviewer )
Smith, C. David ( Degree grantor )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1993
Copyright Date: 1993
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Subjects / Keywords: Motivation in education   ( lcsh )
Middle school students   ( lcsh )
Academic achievement   ( lcsh )
Locus of control   ( lcsh )
Special Education thesis Ph.D
Learning disabled children -- Education   ( lcsh )
Dissertations, Academic -- Special Education -- UF
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
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Abstract: Understanding the motivational patterns of students with learning disabilities has become the focus of considerable research. Despite consensus on the importance of motivation in the achievement of students with learning disabilities, determining the exact role of motivation in achievement continues to challenge researchers. The need to increase the motivation of students with learning disabilities has led researchers to study specific affective variables such as locus of control. Researchers have studied the relationship of locus of control to academic achievement and have determined that measures of internal locus of control and academic achievement are related positively. Students with learning disabilities tend to have a more external locus of control than students without learning disabilities, which further disadvantages them in the school setting. An external locus of control is expressed in the belief that one cannot influence outcomes, such as performance on tests. In view of the recent efforts to understand the links between an external locus of control and poor performance on school-related tasks, further investigation of locus of control among students with learning disabilities was warranted. The present study investigated the effects of a complex cognitive test-taking strategy system on the locus of control orientation of 40 middle school students with learning disabilities. A randomized pretest-posttest control group design was employed in the present study. A repeated measures analysis of variances (ANOVA) was used to accept or reject the null hypothesis of no change in locus of control. No significant differences between the experimental and comparison groups were found on two measures of locus of control: the Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Scale and the Individual Achievement Responsibility Questionnaire. However, correlation coefficients for the experimental group indicated a strong positive relationship between Verbal IQ scores and the Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Scale posttest scores and a moderate positive relationship between the full scale IQ scores and the Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Scale posttest scores. Finally, ratings of students in the experimental group and their special education teachers indicated satisfaction with the complex cognitive test-taking strategy system.
Statement of Responsibility: by Victoria A. Morin.
Thesis: Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Florida, 1993.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 133-144).
General Note: Typescript.
General Note: Vita.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00099562
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: alephbibnum - 001962555
oclc - 31473022
notis - AKD9229

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