Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 203–210 | Cite as

The effect of early labor market experience upon internal-external locus of control among young male workers

  • Roger S. Frantz


This study examined the influence of some personal and labor market factors on changes in internal-external control among young male workers. Utilizing 960 respondents from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience's national sample for young men, multiple regression analysis, and an abbreviated version of the Rotter Internal-External Control Scale, this study found that labor market success, race, and employment in the private sector enhance feelings of internal control during the transition between school and work.


Labor Market Private Sector Multiple Regression Analysis National Sample Longitudinal Survey 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger S. Frantz
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  1. 1.San Diego State UniversityUSA

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