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attribution

An inference about the cause of a particular person’s behaviour(s) or of an observed action or event. Attribution can be explanatory, in which the viewer seeks a reason that a particular event occurred, or interpersonal, in which one explains the actions of oneself or others.

attribution

a person's inference about the cause of their behaviour or a behavioural outcome with regard to whether the behaviour or outcome is caused by internal factors (e.g. effort or ability) or external factors (e.g. chance or the influence of other people). attribution theory a theory designed to explain the types, antecedents and consequences of individuals' attributions.
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Analysis of some factors that influence causal attribution of mathematics performance among secondary school students in Lesotho.
The construct validation and application of a questionnaire of attribution theory for foreign language learning (ATFLL).
Overall, the expansion of extreme event attribution (or simply "attribution") studies arose from the confluence of multiple factors.
The scientific motivations for attribution studies are manifold, including to accelerate technical and analytical developments, improve the capacity of society to plan for and adapt to climate change (Stott et al.
Donaldson told the tribunal that there was a spectrum regarding the quality of attribution, noting that in the United Kingdom a grading system is used, according to which mobile phone data is the "only intelligence source that could be graded A1 -- in other words the best information.
com/blog/research/78431/wannacry-and-lazarus-group-the-missing-link/) suggested further information is needed about older versions of WannaCry before any sort of definite attribution can be made.
Since the prevailing attribution models rely on socioeconomic differences between African American and White students, we initially examined whether our African American student sample had lower socioeconomic status, on average, than our White sample.
We built on these findings for our proposal that consumers' external attribution can result in reduced repurchase intention.
the question to be answered was whether the attribution was one which no auctioneer of ordinary skill would reach acting with ordinary care.
The results of these studies suggest that individuals tend to assign credit and blame in a partisan manner, which is consistent with earlier attribution work that claimed attributions to be rationalizations of previously held beliefs (Iyengar 1989) or the result of partisanship and previous voting behavior (Sigelman and Knight 1985).
In this study, the framework to be employed is that of attribution theory, which is based on the seminal work of Heider (1958) and Weiner (1985).