Title

Self-Actualization and Locus of Control of Gifted-Children in 4th Through 8th Grades

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-1995

Department

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Abstract

Self-actualization and locus of control were investigated with 76 intellectually gifted children in Grades 4 through 8 using the Reflections of Self by Youth (ROSY) and the Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Scale for Children. Gender differences were nonsignificant on either scale. The 7 eight-grade subjects scored significantly lower than children in all other grades on the Nowicki-Strickland scale, suggesting a more internal locus of control for the few older students. The correlation between scores on the two scales was -.41.

Publication Title

Psychological Reports

Volume

76

Issue

3

First Page

1039

Last Page

1042