The relationship between locus of control and academic achievement and gender in a selected higher education institution in Jordan

Rohaty Mohd Majzub, Marwan Zaid Tallaq Bataineh, Noriah Mohd. Ishak, Saemah Rahman

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Abstract

This paper examined the relationship between Locus of Control and academic achievement, and discussed the possibility of gender differences. Past research indicated a positive correlation relationship between internal scores and high academic achievement. Overall, the research regarding gender found males to be more internal and external than females. The sample of this study included 204 first year Yarmouk University students, from four different departments (English. Accounting, Chemistry and Engineering). The multidimensional- multi-attributional causality scales (MMCS). was administered to the respondents of the study. The MMCS were then correlated with academic achievement and gender. The statistical analysis evidenced a correlation between Locus of Control and academic achievement, The internal locus of control were high and positively correlated with academic achievement among the male students (r=.362, p=.000) and positively correlated with external locus of control (r=-.208, p=.035). However only the internal locus of control was positively correlated with academic achievement among female students (r=.274, p=.006) and negatively correlated with external locus of control (r=.002, p=.982). The findings showed that males were more internal and external then females. Overall, this study supported the findings of past research supporting a positive relationship between Locus of Control and academic achievement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09
Pages215-220
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09 - Genova
Duration: 17 Oct 200919 Oct 2009

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Other8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09
CityGenova
Period17/10/0919/10/09

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Jordan
Internal-External Control
locus of control
academic achievement
Education
gender
education
Students
causality
Causality
Research
female student
statistical analysis
gender-specific factors
chemistry
student
engineering

Keywords

  • Academic achievement
  • Gender
  • Locus of control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education

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Majzub, R. M., Bataineh, M. Z. T., Mohd. Ishak, N., & Rahman, S. (2009). The relationship between locus of control and academic achievement and gender in a selected higher education institution in Jordan. In Proceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09 (pp. 215-220)

The relationship between locus of control and academic achievement and gender in a selected higher education institution in Jordan. / Majzub, Rohaty Mohd; Bataineh, Marwan Zaid Tallaq; Mohd. Ishak, Noriah; Rahman, Saemah.

Proceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09. 2009. p. 215-220.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Majzub, RM, Bataineh, MZT, Mohd. Ishak, N & Rahman, S 2009, The relationship between locus of control and academic achievement and gender in a selected higher education institution in Jordan. in Proceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09. pp. 215-220, 8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09, Genova, 17/10/09.
Majzub RM, Bataineh MZT, Mohd. Ishak N, Rahman S. The relationship between locus of control and academic achievement and gender in a selected higher education institution in Jordan. In Proceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09. 2009. p. 215-220
Majzub, Rohaty Mohd ; Bataineh, Marwan Zaid Tallaq ; Mohd. Ishak, Noriah ; Rahman, Saemah. / The relationship between locus of control and academic achievement and gender in a selected higher education institution in Jordan. Proceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on Education and Educational Technology, EDU '09. 2009. pp. 215-220
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