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The impact of locus of control on language achievement
International Journal of Language Studies (2012)
  • Mohammad A. Salmani Nodoushan
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 and were classified as locus-internal (ni=78), and locus-external (ne=120). They then took their ordinary courses and at the end of the semester, they were given their exams. Their semester-end cumulative grade point averages (GPA) were compared to their previous-term GPA. 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.
Publication Date
Spring April 1, 2012
Citation Information
Salmani Nodoushan, M. A. (2012). The impact of locus of control on language achievement. International Journal of Language Studies, 6(2), 123-136.