ERIC Number: ED220745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Relationships between Cognitive Attributions and Affective Emotions under Success vs. Failure.
Lao, Rosina C.; Bolen, Larry M.
Previous research has shown that different emotions are associated with different attributions. To examine the situational context, i.e., the relationships between attributions and emotions as well as the inter-relationships within emotions and within attributions under separate success and failure conditions, 208 college students performed addition problems or Chinese word puzzles. Half were given success feedback; the other half failure feedback. Results indicated that the relationships between attributions and emotions were different when success was experienced than when failure was experienced. Inter-relationships within attributions under success and failure conditions were very similar, but the opposite was true for emotions. Emotional feelings were much stronger under the failure condition than the success condition. The findings suggest that future attributional studies should examine what occurs under both conditions because relationships are different under success and failure conditions. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Emotions; Situational Variables
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (28th, New Orleans, LA, March 24-27, 1982).