The Effects of Locus of Control on Learning Performance: A Case of an Academic Organization
the purpose of this study is is to research what influences the locus of control has on the learning performance of students. In order to reach this goal, the study’s theoretical frame has been designed including the issues of the locus of control (internal-external) under the framework of organizational behaviour and learning performance. In this research, quantitative research method is used by keeping in mind the scope and qualities of the topic. The scope of research is identified as all the students who continue to higher education. As the population of the research is adequate to study, it is not needed to identify extra sampling. The data of the research are gathered by the help of standardized survey technique. The locus of control levels of the subjects, who are going to take part in the research, are measured with The Scale of Internal-External Locus of Control developed by Rotter (1966) and Learning Scale developed by Güngör (2006). The gathered data are checked by the help of descriptive statistics techniques and multiple regression analysis by using SPSS program. At the end of the research it is concluded that learning performances of the students with internal locus of control are high, and they are more proactive and effective during the learning process. On the other hand, the ones with external locus of control are more passive and reactive during this period. Apart from these, it is revealed that there are some differences among students’ demographic groups and their learning factors.
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