Dr Enwere Chinwe Augustina & Dr Afunugo Mma Dorathy
The study examined predictive value of locus of control on psychological well-being of senior secondary school adolescents in Anambra State. The population of the study comprised 20,889 senior secondary two (SS2) students while 763 SS 2 students serve as the sample. Instruments titled Locus of Control of Behaviour Scale (LCBS) and Psychological well-being Scale (PWS) were used for data collection. The face validation of the instruments were established by three experts. The internal consistency of the items for each instrument was determined using Cronbach Alpha and coefficient values of 0.72 for locus of control and 0.86 for psychological well-being were established. Findings indicated, among others, that locus of control and psychological well-being were significantly related. Based on the findings of the study, it is concluded that locus of control is a predictor of psychological well-being of senior secondary school adolescents in Anambra State. Amongst the recommendations is that Ministry of Education should support functional guidance and counselling services by providing and making funds available for research and to improve rendering of professional assistance to students.