Effect of locus of control and reading practices and choices on the use of internet resources by college students
Teena Sarao, Dr. Poonam Sharma
The study revealed that internal locus of control was prevalent among the students than the external locus of control. It means that most of the students in Indian collage are in control of their actions, exhibit good behaviour and social relationships. They believe that the effort they put into their studies is reciprocal of what their grades will be. They understand the fact that the more they study the better their grades becomes but not on what the lecturer just decide to give them. They also know that they are responsible for any course of action they might decide to take especially since their parents are not there to supervise them. The study also revealed that the level of computer skills possessed by the student have an influence on their use of the Internet resources. Those students that have very poor computer skills do not make use of the Internet as those with very good computer skills. The higher the level of computer skills possessed by the students the better they are in the use of the Internet and it resources. It is assumed that those having very poor computer skills are assisted while using Internet resources since all the students have used some of the Internet resources one time or the other. The influence of locus of control on the use of Internet resources was found to be insignificant and this is consistent with other findings. From the study, it was discovered that both the internals and the externals use the Internet almost equally. In other words, personality traits do not have influence on the use of the Internet although it has a significant effect on academic achievement. In the paper of, the relationship between locus of control and Internet use is insignificant.
Teena Sarao, Dr. Poonam Sharma. Effect of locus of control and reading practices and choices on the use of internet resources by college students. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 6, 2017, Pages 272-275