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Child development, Socialization, Parent and child


The primary purpose of this thesis is to determine the relationship between the psychological variable of locus of control and childhood socialization processes. Socialization processes investigated are of two types: a) direct socialization by parents to particular behaviors and b) indirect socialization (I.E., maternal employment). Differences in race, gender and SES are expected to be related to significant differences on locus of control scores.