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ERIC Number: ED167897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Causal Attributions, Expectations and Task Performance.
Greenhaus, Jeffrey H.; Kovenklioglu, Grace
A group of 253 male students in a freshman chemistry class participated in this research, which investigated the relationship between performance attributions and expectations and performance on a subsequent task. College students attributed their success or failure on two chemistry tests to ability, effort, luck, or task difficulty, and indicated how well they expected to perform on a subsequent test. Among students who succeeded on the tests, expected and actual performance on the next test were positively related to ability attributions and negatively related to luck attributions. Among students who experienced failure, expected performance was negatively related to ability attributions and positively related to effort attributions. This suggests that failure can be a learning experience only when one feels that the behavior can be changed. Implications for job performance suggested that feedback may help the employee. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A