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Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean

The Relationship between Locus of Control, Self-Assessment and Academic Achievement in an E-Learning Context in Jamaica

Publication Date: 
December 2009

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between students' academic locus of control orientation (ALOC) and their ability to assess their own performance in the course. Twenty students participated in the study. Euchaus and Cassidy developed the Academic Locus of Control Scale which was adapted in this study. On this instrument, students were also requested to indicate their expected overall grade for the course. The findings suggest that this group of online students had low self-assessment skills. The results also did not reveal any significant association between students' self- assessment skills and their academic locus of control.

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