Applicability of Levenson LoC Scale to the Lives of Geriatric Nursing Home Residents

Volume
Volume 24
Issue
Winter 1996
Title
Applicability of Levenson LoC Scale to the Lives of Geriatric Nursing Home Residents
Abstract

Locus of control (LOC) has been studied as a parameter for personality assessment since its development in 1966. Several studies of the correlation of LOC with such theological components as faith and spirituality have been reported with varying conclusions regarding the relationship of these concepts. However, the question of how theological issues are assessed within the Levenson LOC scale and assessment of the applicability of this instrument to the lives of older adults, as interpreted by members of this population, has not been addressed. This study investigates those two aspects of the Levenson LOC scale and offers suggestions of how these preliminary findings might be applied in counseling this population.

Author
L.J. Pankow
Pages
323 - 333
Price
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