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NCJ Number: 31084 Find in a Library
Title: ATTRIBUTION AND ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DELINQUENT AND NON-DELINQUENT BLACK ADOLESCENTS
Journal: ADOLESCENCE  Volume:10  Issue:39  Dated:(FALL 1975)  Pages:391-397
Author(s): F H FARLEY; T SEWELL
Corporate Author: Libra Publishers, Inc
Publicity Manager
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Libra Publishers, Inc
San Diego, CA 92117
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN ANALYSIS OF LOCUS OF CONTROL AND ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION DIFFERENCES BETWEEN 13 FEMALE AND 14 MALE BLACK DELINQUENT ADOLESCENTS AND 18 FEMALE AND 10 MALE NON-DELINQUENT BLACK ADOLESCENTS.
Abstract: RESEARCH ON ATTRIBUTION OF CAUSALITY OR INTERNAL VERSUS EXTERNAL LOCUS OF CONTROL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DELINQUENT AND NON-DELINQUENT SUBJECTS HAS SUGGESTED THAT DELINQUENTS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY MORE EXTERNAL IN ORIENTATION THAN NON-DELINQUENTS. IT HAS ALSO BEEN SUGGESTED THAT DELINQUENTS ARE LESS ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATED THAN NON-DELINQUENTS. THIS STUDY SOUGHT TO TEST THESE FINDINGS FOR A SAMPLE OF BLACK ADOLESCENTS. TWO MEASURES WERE USED - THE INTERNAL-EXTERNAL LOCUS OF CONTROL SCALE AND THE DRIVE OR MOTIVATION SCALE. A 2X2 DESIGN WITH TWO DEPENDANT MEASURES (LOCUS OF CONTROL AND ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION) WAS EMPLOYED CONSISTING OF DELINQUENTS VERSUS NON-DELINQUENTS AND MALES VERSUS FEMALES. THE RESULTS DID NOT SUPPORT THE NOTION THAT DELINQUENTS ARE MORE EXTERNAL IN PERCEIVED LOCUS OF CONTROL OR LOWER IN ACHIEVEMENT MOTIVATION THAN NON-DELINQUENTS. IMPLICATIONS OF THESE FINDINGS ARE DISCUSSED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Black/African Americans; Comparative analysis; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juveniles; Motivation; Role perception; Self concept
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