A theory of motivation for some classroom experiences.

  title={A theory of motivation for some classroom experiences.},
  author={Bernard Weiner},
  journal={Journal of educational psychology},
  volume={71 1},
  • B. Weiner
  • Published 1 February 1979
  • Psychology
  • Journal of educational psychology
A theory of motivation based upon attributions of causality for success and failure is offered. The heart of the theory consists of an identification of the dimensions of causality and the relation of these underlying properties of causes to psychological consequences. Three central causal dimensions have been discerned: stability, locus, and control; these dimensions, respectively, are linked with expectancy change, esteem-related emotions, and interpersonal judgments. Within achievement… 

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