Academic Locus of Control Scale (ALC)

1.    Some people have a knack forr writing‚ while others will never write well no matter how they try.

2.    I am a good writer.
3.    There are some subjects in which I could never well.

4.    College grades most often reflect the effort you put into classes.

5.    Studying every day is important.

6.    I feel I will someday make a real contribution to the world if I work hard at it.

7.    What I learn is more determined by college and course requirements than by what I want to lean

8.    I am easily distracted.
9.    I can be easily talked out of studying.

10.I have taken a course because it was an easy good grade at least once.

11.Professors sometimes make an early impression of you and then no matter what you do‚ you cannot change that impression.

12.Some students‚ such as student leaders and athletes‚ get free rides in college classes.

13.I sometimes feel that there is nothing I can do to improve my situation.

14.I never feel really hopeless; there is always something I can do to improve my situation.

15.I would never allow social activities to affect my studies.

16.There are many more important things for me than getting good grades.

17.For some courses it is not important to go to class.

18.I consider myself highly motivated to achieve success in life.

19.Doing work on time is always important to me.

20.I have been known to spend a lot of time making decisions which others do not take seriously.

21.I get depressed sometimes and then there is no way I can accomplish what I know I should be doing.

22.Things will probably go wrong for me some time in the future.

23.I keep changing my mind about my career goals.

24.There has been at least one instance in school where social activity impaired my academic performance.

25.I would like to graduate from college‚ but there are more important things in my life

26.I came to college because it was expected of me.
27.I have largely determined my own career goals.
28.I plan well and slick to my plans.


True‚ False

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