Title

Locus of control and academic success among ethnically diverse baccalaureate nursing students

Publication Date

9-1-2009

Document Type

Article

Department

Nursing

Disciplines

Medical Education | Nursing

Publication Title

Nursing Education Perspectives

Abstract

This descriptive study used quantitative and qualitative methods to gain a deeper understanding of the perceptions of locus of control and the academic success of baccalaureate nursing students from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Students who were more likely to attribute academic outcomes to forces beyond their personal control were more likely to have lower medical-surgical theory grades, more likely to be Filipino or from other Asian groups, and more likely to be students for whom English was their second language. The most frequently reported factors students identified as contributors to academic success were good study strategies, persistence, and supportive social connections.

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