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ERIC Number: EJ937525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
Causal Attribution: Actor-Observer Bias in Academic Achievement among Students at an Institution of Higher Learning
Mudhovozi, P.; Gumani, M.; Maunganidze, L.; Sodi, T.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v24 n4 p585-601 2010
The study explores the attribution styles of in-group and out-group members. Eighty-four (42 female and 42 male) undergraduate students were randomly selected from the Faculty of Education at an institution of higher learning in Zimbabwe. A questionnaire was used to capture the opinions of the participants. The data was analysed using the chi-square. The results showed that students attribute the success of in-group members to internal factors and failure to external factors. The success and failure of out-group members were attributed to external and internal factors respectively. Gender and age differences moderate in-group and out-group reasons for both success and failure. The study recommends further research to establish the role of culture in attribution among students at institutions of higher learning. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe