Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Theories of Motivation from an Attributional Perspective

  title={Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Theories of Motivation from an Attributional Perspective},
  author={B. Weiner},
  journal={Educational Psychology Review},
  • B. Weiner
  • Published 2000
  • Educational Psychology Review
  • Two related attribution theories of motivation are examined. One, an intrapersonal theory, includes self-directed thoughts (particularly expectancy of success) and self-directed emotions (pride, guilt, and shame). The second is an interpersonal theory and includes beliefs about the responsibility of others and other-directed affects of anger and sympathy. These two theories are respectively guided by the disparate metaphors of the person as a scientist and the person as a judge. Some… CONTINUE READING

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