ERIC Number: EJ1172721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Academic Self-Attributions for Success and Failure in Mathematics and School Refusal
Gonzálvez, Carolina; Sanmartín, Ricardo; Vicent, María; Inglés, Cándido J.; Aparicio-Flores, M. Pilar; García-Fernández, José M.
Psychology in the Schools, v55 n4 p366-376 Apr 2018
The aim of this research is twofold: to analyze the mean differences scores in mathematic self-attributions based on school refusal and to verify its predictive capability on high scores in school refusal. The Sydney Attribution Scale and the School Refusal Assessment Scale-Revised were administered to 1078 Spanish students (50.8% boys) aged between 8 and 11 years (M = 9.63; SD = 1.12). School refusers based on negative affect or anxiety attributed their failures more to the lack of capacity and effort, whereas students searching for tangible reinforcements outside of the school were more likely to attribute their successes to capacity. In turn, academic attributions acted as both positive and negative predictors of high-school refusal. Results are discussed considering more adaptive attributional styles.
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Scores, Self Concept, Attribution Theory, Student Attitudes, Predictor Variables, Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, Children, Preadolescents, Negative Attitudes, Anxiety, Academic Failure, Academic Ability, Success, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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