Self-Actualization and Locus of Control of Gifted-Children in 4th Through 8th Grades
Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
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.
Karnes, F. A.,
McGinnis, J. C.
(1995). Self-Actualization and Locus of Control of Gifted-Children in 4th Through 8th Grades. Psychological Reports, 76(3), 1039-1042.
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