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Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Theories of Motivation from an Attribution Perspective

  • Bernard WeinerEmail author
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Part of the Plenum Series on Human Exceptionality book series (SSHE)

Abstract

In this context, I will present the current state of my attributional approach to motivation and classroom issues. The picture I will paint includes two inter-related theories. Imagine, for example, a student has just received a poor grade on an exam and we, as psychologists, desire to predict if he or she will continue in school or drop out. Among the likely predictors are subjective expectancy of future success and self-directed emotions related to self-esteem, guilt, shame, and others. These self-directed thoughts and feelings comprise what I label an intrapersonal theory of motivation.

Keywords

Achievement Motivation Causal Belief Achievement Setting Interpersonal Theory Causal Stability 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of California at Los AngelesUSA

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