Situational Attribution: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following terms refers to our explanations for what caused an event or behavior?

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1. Which of the following terms refers to when we believe that an event or behavior is caused by some internal factor?

2. Which of the following terms refers to when we infer that a behavior or event is caused by some factor relative to the situation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This printable/interactive quiz/worksheet combo can be used to gauge your understanding of types of attribution and the value or purpose of attribution in our lives.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments can be used to measure your knowledge of the following:

  • Your understanding of situational attribution
  • Events created by factors relative to a situation
  • Events caused by an internal factor

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related attribution lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of attribution
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about situational attribution in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the nature and value of attribution, review the short accompanying lesson Situational Attribution: Definition & Examples. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Explain how attribution can affect your relationships with other people
  • Discuss the degrees of personal behavioral control reflected by different types of attribution
  • Comment on how attributions can help you make predictions