Locus of Control in Hispanic and Mainstream Samples.
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ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Using a nationwide sample of youths National Longitudinal Surveys, this study examined 1 whether the similarity between Mainstream and Hispanic Navy recruits previously found by Hui, Triandis and Chang Note 1 is generalizable to the general population of the same age, and 2 whether Hispanic and Mainstream, men and women, low and high socio-economic status subjects employ the same meaning of locus of control. The national sample had both civilian and military subjects. It was found that all civilian groups are similar to each other, regarding the meaning of this construct. However, the military groups are rather different from the civilian. The previous finding of no difference between Mainstream and Hispanic recruits is also replicated in this nationwide sample. Author
- Sociology and Law
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations