APPENDIX-A INTELLECTUAL ACHIEVEMENT RESPONSIBILITY SCALE. This is a questionnaire to find out the way in which

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1 APPENDIX-A INTELLECTUAL ACHIEVEMENT RESPONSIBILITY SCALE Instruction This is a questionnaire to find out the way in which certain important events in our society affect different people* Each item consists of a pair of alternatives lettered A or 3* Please select the one statement of each pair ( and only one) which you moire strongly believe to be case as far as you are concerned. Besure to select the one you actually believe to be more true rather than the one you think, you should choose or the one you would like to be true. This is a measure of personal belief* Obviously there are no right or wrong answers. Your answers to the items on this inventory are to be recorded on the same booklet* Write your name and other information requested by the examiner bn the answer sheet, then finish reading the instruction. Do not open the booklet until you are told to do so* Please answer these items carefully but do not spend too much time on any item. Be sure to find an answer for each choice Find the number and encircle the item as (A) or (B)* For example - If you failed to go by the school bus, is it A - because the bus reached earlier or B - because you could not wait at the stop arranging your books

2 (ii) If for you the first answer is correct, please circle as (A), If the second answer is correct for you, please encircle as (B), 1. If a teacher passes you to the next grade, is it A- because she liked you or *B- because you worked hard? 2. Suppose you did well in a test in school, is it *A- because you studied hard, or because the test was easy? 3. When you do not understand something in school, is it most of the time At because the teacher did not explain carefully, or **B~ because you did not listen carefully? 4. Most of the time when you read a story and can not remember much of it, is it A- because the story was not good, or **B- because you were not interested in the story? 5. Suppose your parents say, you are doing a good Job in the school. Does this likely happen *A- because your school work is good, or B~ because they feel good? 6. Suppose you do better than you usually do in a subject at school, is it *A- because you tried harder, or - because some one helped you? tf

3 (ill) 7. Most of the tin you lose at a game, does it happen A- because the other player is good at game or **B- because you are not good at that game* 8. Suppose a person does not think you as very smart Do you think, **A- that you can change his mind if you tried harder, or B- that no matter what you do, some people would not change their minds? 9* If you solve a puzzle quickly, is it because it was not very hard, or *3- because you worked hard on it? 10. If a boy or girl tells you that you are dumb, is it A- because they are mad at you because you did something wrong. 11. Suppose you study to become a famous person and you fail. Bo you think that would happen **A- because you do not work hard B- because you needed help and you did not get it? 12. When you learn something easily in school, is it *A- because you paid close attention, or B- because the teacher did a good job by explaining it. 13. If a teacher says to you, you did a good job, is it A- because the teacher usually says it or *B- because you did a good job.

4 (iv) 14. When it is hard to work arithmetic or mathematical problems at school* is it **A- because you did not study hard, or B~ because the problems were too hard? 15. When you forget something you learned in the class, is it A- because the teacher did not esqplain clearly or because you did not try to remember? 16. Suppose your teacher ask? you a question and you did not know the answer, but your answer turns out to be right, is it 5 A- because the teacher felt good or because you gave the best answer, you could think of? 17. * When you read a story and remember most of it. Does this happen most of the time, *A- because you are interested in the story. B- because the story was good. 18. Suppose your parents tell you that you are goofing off, is it WA«because of something you did or B~ because they did not feel good? 19. When you do not do a good dob on a test at school, is it A- because the test was hard, or you did not study hard? 20. When you are, playing a game and you win,does it happen *A- because you play really good, or B- because the other person does not play good

5 (v) 21. If people think you are smart, it is A- because they like you, or because you are smart? 22. Most of the time if you did not pass a test, is it A- because your teacher did not like you or **B- because your school work is not good enough? 23* Suppose you do not do as good as you usually do in a subject at school. Would this happen **A- because you did not study hard or B- because some body bothered you and you could not work? 24. If a kid tells you that you are smart, it is most of the time *A- because you have a good idea, or B- because they like you 25» Suppose you became a famous person; Bo you think this would happen A- because other people helped you, or *B- because you worked very hard? 26. Suppose your parents tell you that you are not doing a good job at school, is it **A- because your work is not good B- because they do not feel good? 27. Suppose you are teaching a friend how to play a new game and he can not learn it. Would this happen *A- because he did not understand, or B-» because you could not explain it to him?

6 (vi) 28. When you find it easy to work arithmetic problems, in school, is it A- because the problem were easy, or B- because you studied hard? 29 When you remember something you learned in class, is it because you try to remember,or B- because the teacher did a good job of explaining? 30. If you can not work a puzzle, is it **A- because you are not good at working puzzle, or B- because the teacher did not tell you how to work out the puzzles. 31. If your parents tell you that you are smart, is it A- because they are feeling-good, or *B- because of something you did? 32. Suppose you are explaining how to play a game to a friend and he learns quickly. Would this happen, *A- because you did a good job of explaining it, or B- because he could understand it f 53* Suppose your teacher asks you a question and you are not sure of the answer. If the answer you gave is wrong, is it A- because the teacher was not feeling good, or because you did not think?

7 34. If your teacher tells you, "Try to do better, is it A- because she always wants you to try harder, or because your work was not as good as usual? * Internal Locus of control ( I + items ) ** Internal Locus of control (I - items )

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