An attributional theory of achievement motivation and emotion.

@article{Weiner1985AnAT,
  title={An attributional theory of achievement motivation and emotion.},
  author={Bernard Weiner},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={1985},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={
          548-73
        }
}
  • Bernard Weiner
  • Published in Psychological review 1985
  • Medicine
  • A theory of motivation and emotion is proposed in which causal ascriptions play a key role. It is first documented that in achievement-related contexts there are a few dominant causal perceptions. The perceived causes of success and failure share three common properties: locus, stability, and controllability, with intentionality and globality as other possible causal structures. The perceived stability of causes influences changes in expectancy of success; all three dimensions of causality… CONTINUE READING

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