This study explores how parental attributes including parental education, occupation and the
type of parental interaction affect different types of LoC of secondary school students. A total
of 520 students were selected as participants of the study. Brown Locus of Control Scale (BLOCS) was the
instrument of the study. ANOVA and t-test were used to explore the differences in LoC of students with different
parental attributes. Results showed that internality was significantly more
in students who moderately share their feelings with mothers. Other
externality was significantly more in students whose fathers were
businessmen than in students whose fathers were employees or laborers,
and in students who completely or moderately share their feelings with
their mothers than those who do not share their feelings with their mothers.
External social LoC of students with less mother education (elementary and
graduation) was significantly higher than the students with higher (postgraduation) mother education.
1-Aishah Siddiquah Assistant Professor,Research and Evaluation Department, Lahore College for Women University, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Tahira Kalsoom Assistant Professor, Research and Evaluation Department, Lahore College for Women University, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Moafia Nader Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Professional Studies, Lahore College for Women University, Punjab, Pakistan.
Locus of Control (LoC),
Parental Occupation, Type
of Parental Interaction