ERIC Number: ED261486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Attribution Theory, Learned Helplessness and Achievement: Implications for the Exceptional Hispanic Child.
Wilkinson, Cheryl Yelich; Sanchez, Julita Elemi Hernandez
The annotated bibliography examines research regarding achievement attribution and the limited English proficient (LEP) handicapped child. The first major topic area addressed is the application of attribution theory to special populations. Research describing attribution patterns of handicapped children and comparing the patterns to those of nonhandicapped children is the subject of the second section. A third section presents studies which examine situational influences on handicapped children's attributions, and a fourth explores interactions of children's attributions and instruction. Studies of attribution retraining are then presented. Despite general support for the notion that handicapped and low achieving students' attributions for academic successes and failures differ from normal achievers, studies on attempts to alter those perceptions report mixed success. Future research directions are proposed. (CL)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Coll. of Education.
Note: The document was developed by the Handicapped Minority Research Institute on Language Proficiency.