SPK-DP. LOCUS OF CONTROL IN PRESCHOOLERS SCALE

Author:
Barbara Szmigielska (1996)
Age:
Preschool children.
Procedure:
Individual administration (the examiner reads the items to the child, one by one; no time limit; approx. 20 min.
Test users:
Psychologists (psychology diploma required).

The questionnaire measures the personality dimension called locus of control of reinforcement as described in J. B. Rotter’s social learning theory.

DESCRIPTION: The SPK-DP consists of 18 items describing various situations in the life of the child. The child chooses one of two answers in answer to each item. Half of the items form the Successes scale and half form the Failures scale. High scores on the SPK-DP are indicative of external locus of control.

RELIABILITY: Satisfactory internal consistency of the whole scale and Failures scale, lower internal consistency of the Successes scale.

VALIDITY: Established concurrent and construct validity.

NORMS: For children aged 4;6 – 7;11.

APPLICATIONS: Primarily for research purposes.

MATERIALS:
•    Kit (manual, 25 test sheets)
•    Manual
•    Test sheets (25 copies)

Please note: All of our tests are published in Polish. There are not available other language versions of our tools.

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