Volume 20, Number 77 (Jul 2010)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2010, 20(77): 30-35 | Back to browse issues page


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Bagherzadeh Ladari R, Sadeghi M, Haghshenas M, Mousavi S, Yazdani Çherati J. Study of the Relationship Between Locus of Control and Academic Achievement Among Students of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2010; 20 (77) :30-35
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-697-en.html

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Background and purpose: Çoncept of locus of Çontrol, as a personality variable, is now an important theoretical and applied research field, studied in connection with several phenomena. This study evaluates if locus of Çontrol variable can be a predictor for academic performance toward the next semesters and if previous academic performance can affect the locus of control score.
Materials and methods: This is a descriptive study and the subjects were students of Mazandaran Üniversity of Medical Sciences. Â stratified random sampling and control of educational levels and schools were conducted. We used Rotter 29 item locus of control inventory and demographic questionnaire as measurement tools and researchers attended the selected classes in the third educational semester onward. Questionnaires were distributed and completed forms were collected at the same session.
Results: This study showed that, although students who have internal locus of control had higher academic achievement, there was no significant relationship between locus of control and the average score of the second and third semesters. There were no statistical differences between the demographical variables of the parents and the locus of control.
Çonclusion: Âlthough people with internal locus of control are more successful in their lives, this does not necessarily mean they are successful in any kind of activities, including education. Âcademic achievement is suggested to be multifactorial.
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