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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)


Graduate School

First Advisor

Lloyd H. King

First Committee Member

Heath W. Lowry

Second Committee Member

M. Lewis Mason

Third Committee Member

Douglas R. Moore

Fourth Committee Member

Jerald W. Nelson


The purpose of this explanatory study was to determine whether teachers using either the traditional-didactic or the experimental-discovery method of instruction significantly affected the self-concept, academic self-concept, or the locus of control of their students. A secondary purpose of the study was to ascertain if a significant correlation existed between self-concept and locus of control.



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