Master's Theses

Date of Award

Fall 1975

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Robert Markley


A group of 90 high school seniors, enrolled in a senior English course, were administered both the experienced Control (EC) Scale and the Quick Word Test (QWT). The degree of correspondence between the scores on the QWT and the component scores of the EC Scale, the EC Scale Total scores, and factor scores derived from the EC Scale were examined. Also the data were subjected to an analysis of variance treatment to determine if there was a significant difference between male and female students’ scores on the EC Scales. A factor analysis was performed and the resultant initial factors were interpreted. The results failed to support the hypothesis that there is a significant relationship between intelligence and Experienced Control. However, a few of the component scores of the EC Scale were found to be related to the QWT scores. The implications of these relationships were discussed. The results did support the null hypothesis that there would not be a sex difference on the EC Scales. The possible explanations for the failure of this study of find significant relationship between intelligence and Experienced Control were discussed and some avenues for future, and hopefully more fruitful, research were outlined.


Copyright 1975 Michael L. Dey


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