P. Meenakshi, P. TamilSelvan


The study focuses on the locus of control and hostility among orphans (103) and non orphans(n=110) from various
orphanages and schools in Vijayawada District, Andhra Pradesh. Participants from both the groups were given locus of
control Inventory and Hostility questionarie.The scores were compared and it shows that there is significant difference among both groups.
Orphan children show increased hostility and external locus of control than non orphan children. We need to impart psychological intervention to
orphan children to improve their emotional well being and improve Self.


Locus of control, Hostility, Orphan, Non orphan

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