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Locus of Control and Epistemological Belief as Determinants of Perceived Quality of Life Among Sandwich Students in Osun State, Nigeria
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Yejide Olulani Alebiosu, Faculty of Education, Ipetu-Ijesa Campus, Osun State University, Osun State, Nigeria.
Test of significant relationship among locus of control and epistemological belief and perceived quality of life among sandwich students showed that there were no significant relationships between locus of control, epistemological belief and perceived quality of life at (0.034 and 0.000) respectively. Investigation on the joint contribution of locus of control and epistemological belief on perceived quality of life showed that perceived quality of life positively correlated with locus of control and epistemological beliefs of sandwich students. This means there is a correlation between the two variables and the dependent variable in which 4.1% of the variance in the perceived quality of life is accounted for by both variables. The analysis suggested that perceived quality of life is not dependent on how internally or externally controlled an individual is or his belief but it is determined through other means not included in the study. Findings on relative contribution of each of the independent variables on perceived quality of life revealed that the positive reinforcement of locus of control and epistemological belief determine perceived quality of life with locus of control as a more potent contributor than epistemological belief although both were not significant predictors at (0.412 >0.05) and (0.699 >0.05) respectively.
Locus of Control, Epistemological Belief, Perceived Quality of Life, Sandwich Students, Osun State Tertiary Institutions
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