References for
Attribution Theory



Attribution Theory of Achievement Motivation

Weiner, B. (1985). An attributional theory of achievement motivation and emotion.
Psychological Review, 92, 548-573.

 

Weiner, B. (1986). Principles for a theory of student motivation and their application within
an attributional framework. In R. Ames & C. Ames (Eds.), Research on motivation in
education
(Vol 1., pp. 15-38). Boston: Academic Press.

 
Book:
Weiner, B. (1986). An attributional theory of motivation and emotion.
New York: Springer-Verlag.
 
 

Attribution Theory of Learned Helplessness

Abramson, L. Y., Seligman, M. E. P., & Teasdale, J. (1978). Learned helplessness in humans:
Critique and reformulation. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 87, 49-74.
 
Peterson, & Barrett, (1987). Explanatory style and academic performance among
university freshmen. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 53, 603-607.