European Journal of Behavioral Sciences
Year: 2018 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 10-15
Investigating the Relationship between Lifestyle and Locus of Control in the Secondary High School Students in Bukan
Masoud Najari, Fouad Babaei, Hesam Othmani, Adel Karimi and Morteza Panahi
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between lifestyle and locus of control in secondary high school students. The population if the study consisted of all secondary high school students in in Bukan. In a descriptive-correlational study, 100 students were selected through cluster sampling and examined as the sample. To measure the locus of control, Rater’s (1966) internal and external control scale was used and Lifestyle Questionnaire (LSQ) was adopted to collect data. The reliability of the questionnaires in this study was obtained equal to 0.69 and 0.75, respectively, using Cronbach’s Alpha method. The data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient. The results showed that there is a statistically significant difference between the lifestyle and the locus of control among the students. The internal locus of control is significantly related to the lifestyle (P < 0.05). The results of this study are in line with other research. According to the findings of this research and the results of previous studies, it is suggested that in relation to the internal locus of control, the students are trained some skills in order to enhance themselves from the external locus of control to the internal one.
Keywords: lifestyle, locus of control, secondary high school period, bukan
How to cite this article:
Najari, M., Babaei, F., Othmani, H., Karimi, A., and Panahi, M. (2018). Investigating the Relationship between Lifestyle and Locus of Control in the Secondary High School Students in Bukan . European Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 1 (1): 10-15.