Some personality correlates of external control

N. T. Feather

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    Measures of external control, n Ach, debilitating anxiety, facilitating anxiety, social desirability, intolerance of ambiguity, extraversion‐introversion, neuroticism, nonverbal ability, verbal ability, and field‐independence were intercorrelated for a group of 84 male and female undergraduates (Group A). Measures of external control, n Ach, and test anxiety were intercorrelated for an older group of 199 male and female undergraduates (Group B). Results indicated a tendency for external control subjects to be relatively high in anxiety and neuroticism. Females in Group A were relatively high in external control. Sex differences were obtained in relationships between variables, particularly those involving social desirability. 1967 Australian Psychological Society

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)253-260
    Number of pages8
    JournalAustralian Journal of Psychology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1967


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