The Relationship between Locus of Control and Conformity

In: Journal of Cognition and Culture
Ameer Maadal Islamic Azad University Shahre Rey Branch Tehran Iran

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This study was performed in an attempt to investigate the following three hypotheses: 1) There is a significant relationship between locus of control and conformity. 2) Women conform more in comparison to men. 3) Men have a more internal locus of control compared to women. For this purpose, 365 university students were selected randomly as the sample group, and a questionnaire regarding locus of control and conformity was presented to them. The results showed that there does not exist a significant relationship between them. Moreover, the results indicated that in different social positions, men conform significantly (.002) more than women. The only hypothesis in this study that was approved was the third one, such that in the scale of locus of control, men had a more significant (.003) internal locus of control compared to women. Finally, the limitations faced by this research and suggestions for future studies have been discussed.

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