2013a) discussed in detail about the reasons of why attribution theory
is best suited to explain this mechanism of CSR through which employees' attitudes and behaviors can be impacted.
dictates that individual's actions are a result of their beliefs and/or perceptions of causality (Weiner, 1972).
However, previous applications of attribution theory
in sport spectatorship have used similar methods (Warm & Dolan, 1994; Warm & Schrader, 2000).
The impact of poor performers on team outcomes: An empirical examination of attribution theory
Hence, attribution theory
tries to explain behavior via causal factors.
Timothy Coombs in 1995 and then developed by him and other researchers, too--as a theory which generates concrete crisis communication tools has its roots in the attribution theory
from the field of psychology, originally shaped by Fritz Heider in 1958 and then developed especially by Bernard Weiner.
Two different approaches that we can explore include cognitive mapping and attribution theory
There is a well-developed and understood theoretical and empirical literature in social psychology called attribution theory
to help understand the causal interpretation of events.
Among the topics are the evaluative space model, an attribution theory
of motivation, and a model of behavioral self-regulation.
(Weiner, 1980, 1992 cited by Lin and Bill 2003) is considered one of the most influential contemporary theories with implications for academic motivation.
Within the psychology of communication literature which examines the psychological processes whereby actors engage in communicative behavior, Kelley's (1967) Attribution Theory
(which built on Heider's 1958 version) proposed that receivers (audiences) make causal inferences about why sources act the way they do and attribute a person's behavior to cither internal dispositional (personal) or external environmental (situational) characteristics.
Causal attribution is another cognitive aspect of forgiveness that is based on attribution theory
, where a person attributes another's actions, such as a transgression, to personal factors or contextual factors.