The Roles of Locus of Control and Life Effectiveness in Educational Outcomes

By Samane Barkhordar.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This research examines whether students with internal locus of control, internals, are more successful language learners in comparison to students who possess external locus of control, externals. We also want to find out whether life effectiveness components (such as time efficacy, social competence, leadership ability, self confidence, and so on) lead to high academic achievement in terms of language learning. The instruments for data collection were the Locus of Control Scale (LCS) and the Life Effectiveness Questionnaire (LEQ). The participants of this study were 80 EFL students of Shahid Bahonar University in Kerman: 40 males and 40 females. The results, obtained through using the Pearson Product-Moment Correlation, showed that there was a significant positive correlation between internal LC and LE (r=0.4). It is sometimes assumed that as people grow older they will become less internal and more external. In this research, age and gender are added to find out their relationship to locus of control and life effectiveness.

Keywords: Locus of Control (LC), Life Effectiveness (LE), Age, Gender

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp.95-114. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.417MB).

Samane Barkhordar

Department of Foreign Languages , Young Researchers' Society, Iran Language Institute(ILI), Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Miss Samane Barkhordar has an MA in TEFL and a BA in English Literature. She has 6 years of teaching experience at different language institutions including ILI. She is currently teaching methodology, literature, and learning skills at Payam Noor University in Kerman.

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