TITLE

The impact of locus of control on language achievement

AUTHOR(S)
Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali Salmani
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
International Journal of Language Studies;Apr2012, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p123
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study hypothesized that students' loci of control affected their language achievement. 198 (N=198) EFL students took the Rotter's (1966) locus of control test sod were classified as locus-internal (ni=78), sod locus-external (ne=120). They then took their ordinary courses sod at the end of the semester, they were given their exams. Their semester-end cumulative grade point averages (CPA) were compared to their previous-term CPA. SPANOVA results did not identify locus of control (LoC) as a predictor of achievement. Results also indicated that factors like LoC, if at all, interact with proficiency only at the advanced level.
ACCESSION #
74010557

 

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