Perceiving the Causes of Success and Failure

  title={Perceiving the Causes of Success and Failure},
  author={Beate Schuster and Friedrich Forsterlung and Bernard Weiner},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  pages={191 - 213}
The present study examines cross-cultural perceptions of causal attributions pertinent to success and failure in achievement-related contexts. Two groups of participants(taxi drivers and civil servants) from five nations (Belgium, West Germany, India, South Korea, and England) rated 22 causal ascriptions (including ability, effort, task difficulty, and luck) on four causal properties (locus, stability, controllability, and globality). There was high agreement among the two social class groups… Expand
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