Advisor

Devorah Lieberman

Date of Award

1991

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (128 p.)

Subjects

Russians -- Cultural assimilation -- Oregon -- Portland, Religious refugees -- Oregon -- Portland, Pentecostals -- Oregon -- Portland, Locus of control -- Oregon -- Portland

DOI

10.15760/etd.6072

Abstract

The construct internal-external locus of control was utilized to examine the Soviet Pentecostal refugees' perception of life experiences in the United States as defined by three dimensions: social, economical, and political. Unlike the majority of immigration research, which focuses on structural variables, this research further addressed the concept of acculturation as a long term process of resettlement. Subjects completed an anonymous forced choice questionnaire consisting of the Rotter (1966) locus of control instrument scale. Pearson Product moment correlation coefficients were calculated to examine the strength of the relationships between the internal-external locus of control scores and five factor analyzed life experience categories. Positive and sometimes strong correlations could be found between the internal-external locus of control scores and the five life experience factors. All five hypotheses were confirmed by the results.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24249

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