Validity of Locus of Control and Self-Esteem Measures in a National Longitudinal Study

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Examined the relationships of the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 measures of locus of control and self-esteem to differential goal attainment in the areas of education, work, marriage, and fertility. Little evidence was obtained for the hypotheses that internal control and positive self-esteem further differential goal attainment or that differential goal attainment furthers internal control and positive self-esteem. Results raise questions about the validity of the measures, of their underlying theories, or of both. (9 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • J. M. Richards

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