External Attribution: Definition & Examples


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What is external attribution?

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1. What is internal attribution?

2. Which of the following is an example of external attribution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you assess your understanding of attribution, the process a person uses to interpret the causes for their behavior or an event. Topics you will be quizzed on include external attribution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your knowledge of:

  • The definition of internal attribution
  • Facts about external attribution, as well as attribution in general
  • The definition of external attribution
  • An example of external attribution

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet combo allows you to practice the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as internal attribution and external attribution
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of attribution and how a person uses it to interpret their behavior
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on external attribution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify facts regarding attribution

Additional Learning

To learn more about external attribution, review the accompanying lesson titled External Attribution: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define attribution
  • Provide real life examples of external attribution
  • Differentiate between dispositional and situational attribution