Locus of control and its relationship with anxiety, self-physically handicapped children
?Abstraot of thesis titled 'Locus of Control and its relationship t with anxiety, self-esteem, teacher's ratings, and task performance
in physically handicapped ohildren'
submitted "by Peter Lee Wing Ho C for the degree of M.Soo.So. (Clin. Pay.)
at the University of Hong Kong in July, 1979,
The construct of Locus of Control developed by Rotter (1966) f has "been found by numerous researches to have "both prediotive and
explanatory potential for the furtherance of our understanding of
human "behaviour. The present thesis attempts to provide the rat?C ionale for applying this construct to the realm of the physically
handicapped population, so that differences in adjustment could "be
A. group of physically handicapped children were being administered the Nowicki-Strickland I-E soale. On the "basis of their scores, these children were divided into internals and externals. These children were also "being matohed roughly in their level of intellectual capability by the Raven's Progressive Matrioes. Several other measures were taken; namely, the General Anxiety Scale for Children, the Coopersmith's Self-esteem Inventory, performance in a ball throwing task, performance in the Arithmetic subtest of the WISC, and an independent teacher's rating of a variety of dimensions relating to each subject's academio performance and personality manifestations.
Results were partially supportive of the constructs usefulness in oasting light upon how the personality incorporates a physical defect into its oonsistent pattern, as well as detailing out more explioitly the effeots of the defective physique in the life situation of the handioap. It was found that significant differences exist "between internals versus externals in self-reported levels of anxiety, arithmetic performance, as well as teachers' ratings of aoademio performance, independence, and cleverness. The results were explained in the light of available experimental and theoretical evidenoe.
School:The University of Hong Kong
School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:children with disabilities psychology
Date of Publication:01/01/1979