Physical, psychological and social predictors of locus of control among middle aged adults

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Vira Rogers Kivett (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Irwin Sperry

Abstract: Much as each culture outlines, defines and controls the general bounds of its group's behavior, the individual family unit establishes norms of behavior for its members. Authorities in the areas of sociology and psychology have placed emphasis upon the permanent effect of the interaction between family members on the young child. Research has revealed that much of a child's behavior is or has been motivated by the attitude of his parents. According to this theory, certain behavioral characteristics of the child can be traced to corresponding attitudes or behavior in one or both of his parents. Although a review of the literature reveals a profound relationship between certain parental attitudes and child behavior, there is an increasing need for more knowledge in relation to the degree of agreement or disagreement toward child-rearing methods of mother and father pairs, specifically, the factors that tend to affect this similarity or dissimilarity of attitudes.

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Language: English
Date: 1960
Child rearing
Parent and child

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