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Thesis

Comparing measures of locus of control of behavior and social support and empowerment in traumatic brain injury survivors

1 May 1993

Abstract

Regaining an internal locus of control appears to be critical for traumatic brain injury (TBI) individuals to shift from the role of a victim to one of a survivor. The purpose of this research was to determine if locus of control is related to social support and empowerment in TBI individuals. A three part survey questionnaire was used to obtain descriptive information and measure locus of control, support and empowerment variables as reported by TBI survivors (n=17). Locus of Control of Behavior (LCB) and Social Support and Empowerment scores were calculated from the questionnaire. Analysis of the results indicatd 71% of respondents exhibited an internal locus of control and adequate social support and empowerment. Pearson product moment correlation comparing LCB scores to Social Support and Empowerment scores indicated a positive, insignificant relationship (r = 0.027).


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