ERIC Number: ED208020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Attributions, Learned Helplessness and Sex Differences in Achievement.
Parsons, Jacquelynne Eccles
An analysis of three issues concerning the possibility that sex differences in causal attributional patterns may be important mediators of sex differences in persistence in one's mathematics education are addressed. These issues include: (1) the exact nature of the sex differences in attributional patterns for school achievement and the consistency of these differences need to be specified; (2) the psychological and causal significance of these differences need to be addressed; and (3) the interpretations commonly given to these differences need to be evaluated. Literature on the subject is reviewed, and conclusions are offered. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Expanded versions of papers presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981), and the Society for Research on Child Development (Boston, MA, 1981).