CAUSAL ATTRIBUTION OF PERFORMANCE (FAILURE VS. SUCCESS) OF A STUDENT AT AN EXAM DEEMED DIFFICULT ACCORDING TO HIS SOCIOECONOMIC ORIGINJournal: Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (Vol.5, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2016-05-15
Authors : OtéméApolos Christophe;
Page : 71-81
Keywords : Causal attribution; performance; socioeconomic level; observer; actor;
Background: This study aims to highlight the combined effect of performance and socioeconomic level of causal attribution made by the observer. This causal attribution is about the conduct of a student at an exam deemed difficult. Method: The study concerned 72 students who voluntarily agreed to participate. Results: The statistical results (ANOVA) have shown that the observer makes an internal or external attribution according to the student from a low socio-economic or high socio-economic level, that is to say, the effort, the ability etc. meanwhile those of socio-economic level makes an external attribution, that is to say, to corruption, parents' support etc. Conclusion: It emerges from this that the actor and the observer do not infer the same causes for an event. It is therefore understandable that the information the subjects treat to formulate these judgments not only come from the situation or the environment in which the action takes place, but also the behavioral history of the actor.
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