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ERIC Number: EJ772259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1537-4416
Group Administration of the Children's Attributional Style Interview
Rueger, Sandra Yu; Malecki, Christine Kerres
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v36 n3 p476-482 2007
Research testing the reformulated theory of learned helplessness has been limited by the psychometric properties of instruments used to measure children's attributional style. Thus, the goal of this investigation was to modify a relatively new measure of attributional style that has demonstrated strong psychometric properties with young children and test its psychometric properties in a group administration with a sample of 238 fifth- and sixth-grade children. Results revealed strong internal consistency and test-retest reliability, significant correlations with another measure of attributional style, depressive symptoms, optimism, learned helplessness, and a factor structure that was consistent with theory. Overall, these results provide initial support for the use of a modified paper-and-pencil version of the Children's Attributional Style Interview in a group-administered format for children as young as fifth and sixth grade.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6
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Language: English
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