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ERIC Number: ED169403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Self-Esteem and Sex Differences in Attributional Style: Effect Upon Performance.
Layden, Mary Anne; Ickes, William J.
The connection between self-esteem, sex, and attributional style was examined in two studies. Results indicated that for positive events, high self-esteem subjects make more internal attributions than low self-esteem subjects, and for negative events, high self-esteem subjects make fewer internal attributions than low self-esteem subjects. The effect of attributional style, self-esteem, and sex upon performance was tested in a third study which controlled factors of self-esteem and attributional style. Results indicated that after failure in working on insoluble anagrams, internalizers and females showed a decrease in speed and accuracy. There were no differences for groups who differed in self esteem. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (86th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)