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Attribution

The assignment of cause. For example, if one attributes a statement to a CEO, one says the CEO made the statement. Likewise, if one attributes a market bounce to GDP growth, one says the GDP growth caused the bounce.
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Studies confirming attributional styles as a risk factor in reactions to victims add to the overall construct validity of the attributional theory of helping behavior and propose attributional style as a moderator variable.
Preliminary examination of a cartoon-based hostile attributional bias measure for urban African American boys.
Maladaptive attributional thinking is characterized by the belief that failure is due to stable, internal causes such as low ability and success is a result of unstable, external causes such as luck (Robertson, 2000).
Responsibility judgments and responses to people living with AIDS in China: Testing an attributional perspective.
Parental perceptions and understandings of their children are essential for belief formation which was focused in our study to obtain qualitative information about parents' attributional styles (Mesurado and Richaud de Minzi, 2013).
An important variable that has not been properly taken into account in the literature regarding the relationship between locus of control and maltreatment, and between the latter and attachment, is the impact on these associations and intersections that can result from being exposed to violence and neglect by the parents for longer or shorter periods; that is, it has never been investigated to what extent the experiences of maltreatment suffered over time can be configured as a cumulative trauma which can affect the attachment working models, the attributional processes and their intersection.
Verbal Abuse and Internalizing Problems in Early Adolescence: Negative Attributional Style as Mediator
(35) See Benforado & Hanson, "Attributional Divide", supra note 11 at 314.
In addition, it was predicted that team identification would moderate the attributional bias of these groups of fans for both sets of attributes.
Keywords: college, attributional style, substance use, health risk behaviors, HIV, STIs
A theory has been considered over the past two decades is attributional style or the way people explaining everyday events, especially in stressful situations that could have an important role in mental health [32].
"There is a theory that certain individuals may have a cognitive vulnerability to depression and anxiety based on their attributional style, or way of explaining the causes of events," explains Joel Pava, PhD, Director of Psychotherapy Service at MGH's Depression Clinical and Research Program.