by Shaktiyanshi Raundeley, Preet Kumari
Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India 

Paper published in International Journal of Applied Research
2016, Volume 2, Issue 9, pp. 517-521

Abstract:
The objective of the study was to examine the effect of locus of control on consciousness and religiosity. A study was made on a convenient sample and the total sample consisted of 100 adolescents (50 girls who have an internal locus of control and 50 girls who have an external locus of control). Their age ranged from 18 years to 22 years. Two group design was used. The tools used in the research were Consciousness Quotient Inventory (Brazdau, 2009), Religiosity Scale (Bhusan, 1970), and Locus of Control Scale (Rotter, 1966) to measure consciousness, religiosity and locus of control respectively.

Mann-Whitney U test and Pearson’s correlation were computed for data analysis in the research. The result indicates that there is a significant difference (Zu = 2.09, p<0.05) in the Consciousness Quotient of students having an external and internal locus of control. The results revealed that adolescents with an external locus of control have high consciousness (M= 208.56) in comparison to adolescents with an internal locus of control (M = 193.3). There is no significant difference (Zu=0.66, p>0.05) in the religiosity of adolescents, related to an external or internal locus of control. And there is a significant positive correlation between religiosity and consciousness among adolescents.