Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(2), pp. 280 - 285
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050214
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The Effect of Compensation Studies on Disadvantaged Children's Self Concept Levels and Locus of Control


Ömür Sadioğlu *
Department of Elementary Education, Faculty of Education, Uludag University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to determine the effect of "Bir Umut Ol Benim İçin" (Be My Hope) project which was prepared for the children who were disadvantaged by being influenced from several risk factors as compared to their peers on the self-concepts and locus of controls of the children. The study group consisted of 33 children who were evaluated as disadvantaged by Bursa Police Department Children Branch Office and who were included in "Bir Umut Ol Benim İçin" project. The study examined whether there were significant differences between the pre-test and post-test scores of the locus of control scale and self-concept scale of the children who had participated in the project. It is determined that while "Bir Umut Ol Benim İçin" project has not caused a significant difference between the self-concept scores of the children who have participated in the project, it has caused a significant difference between the locus of control scores of the children. The children have been deemed as internally controlled as a result of their singly planning against their environments which they had to overcome, though their scores have increased a little as a result of them to be under their teacher's control during the studies, their internal controls have been continuing since the scores of the children have been lower than the average.

KEYWORDS
Compensation Studies, Disadvantaged Children, Locus of Control, Self-concept

Cite this paper
Ömür Sadioğlu . "The Effect of Compensation Studies on Disadvantaged Children's Self Concept Levels and Locus of Control." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.2 (2017) 280 - 285. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050214.