Weiner's Attribution Theory of Motivation: Definition & Examples


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A person's motivation to attempt a task is directly related to his or her _____.

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1. In psychology, attribution refers to the _____.

2. Who created the framework of the Theory of Attribution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps gauge your understanding of both attribution and motivation. You will need to know what attribution refers to and factors that influence motivation in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to check your understanding of:

  • Who created the framework of the Theory of Attribution
  • Attribution theory
  • Factors that influence motivation
  • Definition of attribution

Skills Practiced

Use this worksheet/quiz combo to practice these skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about motivation in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve attribution practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the attribution theory

Additional Learning

To learn more about motivation and attribution, review the corresponding lesson, Weiner's Attribution Theory of Motivation: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Define attribution
  • Determine contributions made by Bernard Weiner
  • Identify what the attribution theory states
  • Learn about the three factors that influence failure or success