The Effect of Locus of Control on Choice of Academic Major

carrollscholars.legacy.contextkey11208448
carrollscholars.legacy.itemurlhttps://scholars.carroll.edu/psychology_theses/18
carrollscholars.object.degreeBachelor's
carrollscholars.object.departmentPsychology
carrollscholars.object.disciplinesPsychology
carrollscholars.object.seasonSpring
dc.contributor.advisorThomas Hamilton
dc.contributor.advisorJoy Holloway
dc.contributor.advisorJacqueline Brehe
dc.contributor.authorKirschten, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-30T10:12:52Z
dc.date.available2020-04-30T10:12:52Z
dc.date.embargo12/31/1899 0:00
dc.date.issued2010-04-01
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research was to study the relationship between the personality dimension locus of control and choice of academic major. One-hundred-and-seventeen college students voluntarily responded to a locus of control survey. Based on their academic major, students were placed in three categories: natural science, social science, and professional science. The initial hypothesis was that due to research opportunities, expectation of future education, and rigorous undergraduate coursework, students with an internal locus of control would have a greater tendency towards choosing a natural science major. The data analysis showed there were no statistically significant differences in the distribution of frequencies across categories of locus of control and academic major.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.carroll.edu/handle/20.500.12647/3782
dc.titleThe Effect of Locus of Control on Choice of Academic Major
dc.typethesis
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