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ERIC Number: ED289618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
The Influence of Teacher Attributions on Tendencies of Causal Attribution and Anxiety in Pupils.
Supersaxo, A.; And Others
This study examined whether pupils' causal attribution tendencies could be influenced by teachers' attributions of their performance. In addition, the relationship between pupils' causal attributions and their school anxiety was studied. Based on Weiner's (1979) taxonomy of attributions that distinguishes between external versus internal and stable versus labile attribution, it was hypothesized (1) that if teachers consistently attributed pupil's success or failure to pupil's abilities or degree of effort, then pupil's attribution tendency will change accordingly; and (2) that student's anxiety/listlessness toward school will change to the degree that his/her attribution is modified away from the external and toward the internal direction. Results showed that it was possible to influence attribution tendencies of students, but did not show a relationship between the extent of modification of causal attributions and the reduction of anxiety. (PCB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fribourg Univ. (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Switzerland