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
        }
}
  • B. Weiner
  • Published 1 October 1985
  • Psychology
  • Psychological review
In this chapter a theory of motivation and emotion developed from an attributional perspective is presented. Before undertaking this central task, it might be beneficial to review the progression of the book. In Chapter 1 it was suggested that causal attributions have been prevalent throughout history and in disparate cultures. Studies reviewed in Chapter 2 revealed a large number of causal ascriptions within motivational domains, and different ascriptions in disparate domains. Yet some… 

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