Extending Attribution Theory: Considering Students’ Perceived Control of the Attribution Process

@article{Fishman2017ExtendingAT,
  title={Extending Attribution Theory: Considering Students’ Perceived Control of the Attribution Process},
  author={Evan J. Fishman and Jenefer Husman},
  journal={Journal of Educational Psychology},
  year={2017},
  volume={109},
  pages={559–573}
}
Research in attribution theory has shown that students’ causal thinking profoundly affects their learning and motivational outcomes. Very few studies, however, have explored how students’ attribution-related beliefs influence the causal thought process. The present study used the perceived control of the attribution process (PCAP) model to examine the motivational impact of these beliefs. PCAP consists of 2 subconstructs: perceived control of attributions (PCA), which refers to students… CONTINUE READING

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