attribute

(redirected from attributions)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

attribute

noun A term of art used in data modelling for a specific datum that can be collected for a class.

attribute

(ă-tri′būt″) [L., attribuere, to assign, ascribe]
1. To assign a cause.
2. To explain, e.g., a phenomenon or an event.
3. To predicate, e.g., a theory on a piece of evidence.
References in periodicals archive ?
Although the causal flow of the attribution-behavior-outcome relationship is theoretically justifiable (Ferris et al., 1995; Nishii et al., 2008), the possibility of reversed causality that innovation outcomes affect employee attributions is plausible.
Organizational politics and citizenship: Attributions of intentionality and construct definition.
Positive / Negative Attributions. To manipulate attributions, research participants engaged in self-perception (Kelley, 1973) by generating their own examples and explanations for outcomes related to their transition to college.
According to Weiner (1985), considering an outcome will lead to general positive or negative emotions and causal attributions that result in more distinct emotions related to the type of attribution made.
Following ad exposure, participants completed the measures for the external and internal attributions and dependent variables followed by demographics.
Before evaluating the hypotheses, further examination of the descriptive results for the attribution measures was considered informative for understanding the relative prevalence and relationship between internal and external attributions for the side effect information among this sample.
In summary, this case study of Shakespearean playbook attribution in the late 1590s has attempted to move away from attribution as a means of circumscribing agency and narrowing discussions of collaboration, and instead has suggested that such paratextual attributions often gesture towards a range of producers and influences that have shaped the transmission of a play.
While studies in attribution have often focused on Burby's publication of Love's Labour's Lost (perhaps because it is the first extant edition of the play), I will concentrate on the editions published by Andrew Wise, as these quartos indicate a more developed, consistent, and specific strategy in relation to authorial attribution.
Causal Attributions Beliefs Scale (CABS) was administered in the company of concerned teachers of the school to maintain discipline in the classroom.
In January 2015, the High Court handed down a significant judgment to add to the growing body of case law on the complex and often highly controversial topic of fine art attribution. Thwaytes v.
Like attributions, partisan predispositions often color approval ratings (Edwards and Gallup 1990).
The omnibus external attributions results also suggested season success/failure was an influential main effect factor F (3,181) = 6.674, p < .001 (Table 4).