Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Attributions can be defined as a person's beliefs about why he/she succeeded or failed at a task. For example, a person can either attribute success on a job to ability, effort, knowledge, and other internal attributes or to luck, help from others, mood, task difficulty, and other external attributes. Knowledge and understanding of attribution theories, research, assessment, and intervention have important implications for school psychology practice. When school psychologists have gained this knowledge and understanding, they will be better equipped to effectively design intervention plans to assist others in developing success attributions. There are several ways that attributions for student academic success and failure seem relevant to school psychology practice.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Annette M. Iverson
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©1995 Melody A. Reeder
Reeder, Melody A., "Attribution theory and assessment of children" (1995). Graduate Research Papers. 3111.