HomeDAVAO RESEARCH JOURNALvol. 8 no. 1 (2012)

Locus of Control of Lumad Students at Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology

Marshaley J. Baquiano

Discipline: Social Science



The study surveyed the locus of control of 360 lumad students at Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology in 2001, Mati, Davao Oriental, using Rotter’s Locus of Control Scale. The lumad students had internal locus of control. There were no significant differences in the locus of control of luthads who were grouped as Mandaya and other Lumads, between male and female lumads, and among those lumads enrolled in different year levels. These results suggest that the students were in control of their behaviors which has important implication to the choices they make in learning at school. Knowing students’ locus of control will help point to the kind of guidance and academic programs that the school may employ to make students’ learning more effective. The results also lend support to the theory of locus of control as well as give a glimpse of how information about the learners’ locus of control can be utilized in the teaching-learning process.


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