Locus of Control as a Function of Seminary Training

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This study sought to determine if the locus of control of seminarians is altered as a result of graduate theological training. Gaskins' (1978) locus of control scale was selected because it included God as one of several external controls. This scale was either mailed or administered directly to first year and graduating students from two Southern Baptist and two Disciples of Christ seminaries. The 187 responses revealed no significant difference between the locus of control scores of the two levels despite the fact that all but one school reported mean graduating scores lower than their first year average. The effects ... continued below

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Nicholson, Stephen David August 1982.

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This study sought to determine if the locus of control of seminarians is altered as a result of graduate theological training. Gaskins' (1978) locus of control scale was selected because it included God as one of several external controls. This scale was either mailed or administered directly to first year and graduating students from two Southern Baptist and two Disciples of Christ seminaries. The 187 responses revealed no significant difference between the locus of control scores of the two levels despite the fact that all but one school reported mean graduating scores lower than their first year average. The effects of seminary on locus of control appears to be statistically insignificant.

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Nicholson, Stephen David. Locus of Control as a Function of Seminary Training, thesis, August 1982; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504247/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .