Attributions in the Sports Pages

  title={Attributions in the Sports Pages},
  author={Richard R. Lau and Daniel W Russell},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  • R. Lau, D. Russell
  • Published 1980
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
University of IowaThe present investigation extended the generality of attribution research byexploring several important, issues in a highly involving real-world setting inwhich attributions naturally occur: athletic competition. Newspaper accountsof baseball and football games were coded for attributional content. These datasupported a motivational or self-enhancement explanation for the tendency tomake internal attributions for success and external attributions for failure. Nosupport was… Expand

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