ERIC Number: EJ417397
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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Causal Attributions by Blacks and Whites.
Whitehead, George I., III; Smith, Stephanie H.
Journal of Social Psychology, v130 n3 p401-02 Jun 1990
Tests self-serving attributional bias, attributing success to internal factors and failure to external factors among Blacks. With a sample of 35 Black and 35 White undergraduates, demonstrates this bias for both races. Finds Blacks attributed outcomes more to effort, whereas Whites attributed outcomes to task difficulty, a more stable factor. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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