Attribution Theory


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Attribution Theory

The concept stating that people make decisions based on the factors they believe caused their present situations and seek to emulate or avoid those real or perceived causes. For example, if one believes investing in cotton caused one's bankruptcy, one may be unlikely to invest in cotton again, whether or not the supposition is true.
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Martinko (Ed.), Advances in attribution theory: An organizational perspective (pp.
Successful language learning in a corporate setting: The role of attribution theory and its relation to intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.
In so doing, an attempt was made to address some key omissions in both of these studies from the extent literature on CSR and attribution theory (Kelley, 1967) and offered an alternative conceptualization of the same.
"Attribution Theory: Action and Emotion in Dickens and Pynchon." Contemporary Stylistics.
When looking at this question through the lens of attribution theory, Gaier (2015) found potential conflict from home life situations can cause disruptions in an individual's professional role.
After demonstrating the applicability of responsibility attributions to military issues, political scientists should continue to apply attribution theory to other international issues.
Investigation of the team-serving bias through attribution theory has also been extended to include non-participants, namely sport fans.
According to attribution theory, an event may be interpreted as being internally caused or externally caused and the interpretation of this causality influences an individual's subsequent behavior (Nisbett & Schachter, 1966).
This student behavior can be coupled with predictments of attribution theory through which students connect their learning style with teacher teaching style as explanation of way of learning.
In a similar vein the New Testament calls Christians to move beyond conforming to the world and to be transformed by the renewing of the mind (Romans 2:12), to consider the implications of attribution theory in how we view others (the speck and large beam of Luke 6) and to avoid some social comparisons (Galatians 6:4).
ERIC Descriptors: Undergraduate Students; Performance Factors; Contraception; Gender Differences; Evaluation Methods; Student Surveys; Rating Scales; Factor Structure; Preferences; Cognitive Style; Measurement Techniques; Attribution Theory; Demography; Factor Analysis; Psychometrics; Student Attitudes; Health Education
Attribution theory provides a solid foundation for delving into causal effects of workforce needs and more importantly how village community involvement influences a student's continuation in higher education.