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The Influence of Socio-Economic Status on Locus of Control of Sportsmen | Original Article

Muthe Gowda K. V.*, Venkata Chalapathi G., Siddeshwarappa ., in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The purpose of the present investigation was to assess the influence of socio-economic status on locus of control of sportsmen. Research method is ex-facto research and to achieve this purpose 200 sportsmen were selected randomly as subject. Their age ranged from 20 to 25 years. They were administered by two questionnaires i.e., socio-economic status scale constructed by Bharadwaj and Chowan and another scale i.e., locus of control constructed by Rompal, 1989. The data pertaining to the variable in this study was examined by using ‘r’ test (person correlation). The calculate value is 0.124 and the table value being at 0.005. The significant positive correlation was found between socio-economic status with locus of control of the sportsmen. It is concluded that higher SES would facilitate to possess the internal locus of control, where as lower SES leads to possess the external locus of control among the personality of the sportsmen.