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During the past 15 to 20 years there has been a great deal of personality research on the concept of internal, versus external control of reinforcement, or locus of control. A major portion of the research is probably explained by the availability of the Rotter Internal-External Control Scale. Locus of control has not just been limited to a "measurable" concept in psychology; it has also been associated and applied to current social concerns and problems. Much of the research in personality and social psychology today is problem oriented. Some of the topics and concerns are mastery and control over the environment, conformity and reactions to social influence, achievement needs, anxiety, adjustment and defensiveness.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of School Administration and Personnel Services

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Robert L. Frank


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