Validity and utility of the attributional style construct at a moderate level of specificity.

@article{Anderson1988ValidityAU,
  title={Validity and utility of the attributional style construct at a moderate level of specificity.},
  author={C. A. Anderson and D. L. Jennings and Lynn H. Arnoult},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  year={1988},
  volume={55},
  pages={979-990}
}
  • C. A. Anderson, D. L. Jennings, Lynn H. Arnoult
  • Published 1988
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
  • The validity aDd utility of attributional style bas been questioned in recent years. Major criticisms are that attributional style is not cross-sitUationally consistent, is not measured appfq)riately, bas little construc:t validity, aDd contributes little to the prediction of important social behaviors. This article examines these issues with data primarily related to the SCYera1different attributional style measures found in ADdenOD's Attributional Style ,. T1 1r.~t Tests. We examined… CONTINUE READING
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