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Perceived Locus of Control and Learned Helplessness: A Comparison of Elementary Aged Students with and without Disabilities

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Sell, Caroline
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Simpson, Elizabeth, Ph.D
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-18

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This study will explore whether students who are labeled as disabled and served in special education tend to have an external locus of control in regard to their academic success as compared to their non-disabled peers. It is hypothesized that students labeled with disabilities have an external locus of control which is often demonstrated by learned helplessness when compared to their non disabled peers who, we hypothesize tend to have an internal locus of control. Our method is to survey 120 elementary students in the third and fifth grade from a minimum of two elementary schools in a small Rocky Mountain community. The sample will consist of approximately 60 students in third grade and 60 students in the fifth grade. We will choose classes in which students with disabilities are included in the general classroom. We will code the surveys so we can compare responses for students with and without disabilities. We will utilize the Academic Self-Regulation Questionnaire based from the Self-Determination Theory. The original format of the Self-Regulation Theory was constructed by R.M. Ryan and J.P. Connell. The instrument is designed to differentiate the students’ tendency to view motivation to complete academic tasks as internally or externally controlled. This study may provide insight that allows teachers and administrators to see the effects of labeling students as disabled and how it can be detrimental to the students’ motivation to be engaged in academic tasks.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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external locus of control

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internal locus of control

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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