Gloomy but Smart - the Academic Consequences of Attributional Style

Houston, Diane M. (1994) Gloomy but Smart - the Academic Consequences of Attributional Style. British Journal of Social Psychology, 33 . pp. 433-441. ISSN 0144-6665. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The social psychological literature concerning the relationship between attribution and performance has documented the detrimental effects of particular types of attributional pattern on performance, expectancies and mood. The present paper reports three studies in which there was a consistent relationship between attributional style and actual performance. Undergraduate students who tended to attribute achievement-orientated failure to stable, and to some extent global, causes actually performed well on subsequent academic and ability tasks. These findings are new and constitute a challenge to the prevailing assumptions in the literature.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Diane Houston
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2009 13:28
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2015 13:22
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