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ERIC Number: ED175136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-16
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
To What Do We Attribute the Exclusion of Attribution?
Frasher, James M.; Frasher, Ramona
This paper attempts to develop a theory of administrative attribution and to provide some insight into the potential contribution the application of attribution theory can make to the study of educational administration. Attribution is defined as the need to understand cause, and administrative attribution is defined as being concerned with what attribution is likely to be made under given circumstances and how the anticipated attribution will affect subsequent behavior. Five major constructs in the development of an administrative attribution formula are discussed in detail: asymmetry, concomitance, enhancement, process, and reconstruction. The final section discusses application of an administrative attribution theory in the field of educational administration and mentions its rising importance in the classrooms of public schools and teacher training institutions. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration (33rd, Edmonton, Alberta, August 12-16, 1979)