Misattribution in virtual groups : The effects of member distribution on self-serving bias and partner blame

  title={Misattribution in virtual groups : The effects of member distribution on self-serving bias and partner blame},
  author={Joseph B. Walther and Natalya N. Bazarova},
  journal={Human Communication Research},
Interest in virtual groups has focused on attribution biases due to the collocation or distribution of partners. No previous research examines self-attributions in virtual groups, yet self-attributions—the acknowledgment of personal responsibility or its deflection— potentially determines learning and improvement. This study reviews research on attributions in virtual groups and the effects of distance on members’ proclivity to blame others or themselves. An experiment involved groups whose… Expand

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  • J. Walther, M. Boos, K. Jonas
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Proceedings of the 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
  • 2002
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