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Self-perception and locus of control in visually impaired college students with different types of vision loss

Mackay, Gilbert and Roy, Archie (2002) Self-perception and locus of control in visually impaired college students with different types of vision loss. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 96 (4). pp. 254-266. ISSN 0145-482X

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Abstract

This study used the Twenty Statements Test (TST), a locus of control test, and open-ended questions to elicit responses from 16 college students who were blind or had low vision. A generally positive view of self emerged, but negative TST responses focusing on disability also occurred and sometimes were associated with deteriorating vision loss and recency of onset. Locus-of-control responses were highly external across the group.