Beyond Achievement Motivation: The Generality of Attribution Theory

  • Bernard Weiner
Part of the SSSP Springer Series in Social Psychology book series (SSSOC)


Achievement strivings have been the focus of convenience of the attributional approach advanced in this book. The conception illustrated in Figure 6–4 grew as an alternative to Atkinson’s theory of achievement motivation, and achievement- related contexts provided the research sites for many of the supporting empirical investigations. But a theory must have range or generality if it is to have lasting significance and influence. In this chapter I explore the breadth of the conception, examining a variety of phenomena that the theory is able to address.


Smoking Cessation Causal Attribution Achievement Motivation Attribution Theory Internal Attribution 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Weiner
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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