International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Predicting Teachers' Locus of Control and Job performance among MA and BA Teachers Senior Secondary Schools
Soleiman Yahyazadeh Jeloudar, Fatemeh Lotfi-Goodarzi

The present study examined associations between teachers’ locus of control and their job performance in senior secondary schools relationship in Iran. In this research, 197 teachers were chosen using random sampling. They completed Levinson Locus of Control Questionnaire and Paterson Job Performance Scale. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficients and Multiple Regression analysis using SPSS, version 17. The findings of the study showed that teachers’ job performance had significant and positive relationship with locus of control (internal), low correlation with locus of control (powerful others) and negative relationship with locus of control (chance). Also multiple regressions showed that internal locus of control explains 0.39 of variance in job performance. According to the findings, internal locus of control is a factor that has considerable role in people's job performance. The study also revealed that there were significant difference between teachers’ internal locus of control and their academic degree levels.

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