Mevlana International Journal of Education (MIJE), cilt.2, sa.2, ss.67-74, 2012 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
Mevlana International Journal of Education (MIJE)
The aim of this study is to examine the level of academic locus of control of the students who study pre-school education program. The sample of study is 329 students selected randomly in Faculty of Education from a mid-sized state University. In the study, Personal Information Form and Academic Locus of Control Scale prepared by researchers were used. Academic Locus of Control Scale includes two sub-dimensions; internal locus of control and external locus of control. Independent samples t test was used to show differences between variables and sub-dimensions. According to findings, there is a significant difference between scores of internal and external locus of control of females and scores of internal and external locus of control of males. Whereas the average score of external locus of control of female is lower than male’, point average of internal locus of control of female is high. There is a significant difference between scores of internal and external locus of control of 1stgrade students and scores of internal and external locus of control of 4stgrade students. According to results, females find themselves in origin of success and males attribute the success to other causes. In conclusion, before teaching their students to find the origin of success in themselves, candidates of preschool teacher should learn that they are the origin of success.