Control of Attributions about the Self Through Self-handicapping Strategies: The Appeal of Alcohol and the Role of Underachievement

@article{Jones1978ControlOA,
  title={Control of Attributions about the Self Through Self-handicapping Strategies: The Appeal of Alcohol and the Role of Underachievement},
  author={E. Jones and S. Berglas},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={1978},
  volume={4},
  pages={200 - 206}
}
  • E. Jones, S. Berglas
  • Published 1978
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • Explores the hypothesis that alcohol use and underachievement may serve as strategies to externalize the causation of poor performance and to internalize the causation of good performance. Such a strategy may be prominently used especially by those who have a precarious but not entirely negative sense of self-competence. The etiology of this strategic preference may follow either of two scenarios. The child may attach desperate importance to this competence image because competence is the… CONTINUE READING
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