Locus of Control as a Function of Perceived Contingency of Parental Rewards and Punishments

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This study investigated the relationships between locus of control and perceived contingency of parental rewards and punishments. Questionnaires measuring subjects' locus of control and their perception of parental contingency behavior were administered to undergraduate college students. The obtained measures of contingency of parental rewards and punishments were correlated with scores on Rotter's I-E Scale. Of the maternal contingency factors, only noncontingent punishment related significantly and negatively to internality (males only). Paternal contingent punishment related positively and significantly to internality for both males and females. There was a significant negative relationship between paternal noncontingent punishment and internality (males only). None of ... continued below

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Yates, Reed Henry August 1974.

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This study investigated the relationships between locus of control and perceived contingency of parental rewards and punishments. Questionnaires measuring subjects' locus of control and their perception of parental contingency behavior were administered to undergraduate college students. The obtained measures of contingency of parental rewards and punishments were correlated with scores on Rotter's I-E Scale. Of the maternal contingency factors, only noncontingent punishment related significantly and negatively to internality (males only). Paternal contingent punishment related positively and significantly to internality for both males and females. There was a significant negative relationship between paternal noncontingent punishment and internality (males only). None of the parental reward factors related significantly to locus of control.

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Yates, Reed Henry. Locus of Control as a Function of Perceived Contingency of Parental Rewards and Punishments, thesis, August 1974; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663806/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .