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ERIC Number: ED162209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 24
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Causal Attributions for Women and Men and Sports Participation.
Frieze, Irene Hanson; And Others
Examined were causal attributions for women and men and sports participation. In accord with previous academic research, athletes of both sexes were expected to attribute successes more to their abilities and efforts and failures to lack of effort, as compared to a group of non-athletes. Also examined was the differential use of team and individual attributions by males and females. Male college athletes (N=50) and female college athletes (N=33) were administered an attribution questionnaire. Male (N=37) and female (N=17) psychology students served as the control. Results analyzed with a t-test and analysis of variance indicated that the majority of attributions were team attributions; athlete attributions were unstable with great use of effort and mood attributions; female athletes tended to attribute their outcomes differently from male athletes; college athletes tended to be more loyal to their teams than non-athletes; and sex differences in attributional patterns tended to override the factor of being an athlete. Results suggested that college athletes do not have strong differences from other college students in the way they view sports; rather, the major differences are between men and women. (KA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976)