Study on the causal attribution of physics students
College of Science
20th National Physics Congress Proceedings
A survey questionnaire was designed in order to measure students' degree of Internal Stable Attribution, Internal Unstable Attribution, External Stable Attribution and External Unstable Attribution for their performance in physics classes. Reliabilities were obtained for these four categories with values of 0.93 Cronbach alpha for Internal Stable Scale, 0.91 for Internal Unstable Scale, 0.81 for External Stable Scale, and 0.91 for External Unstable Scale. Internal Unstable Attribution (effort) showed the most positive results. It is the only attribution factor that showed positive correlation with grades (significant at p,0.05) and it also have negative correlation (significant at p,0.05) with the other categories of attribution. These results let to the conclusion that it is very important for students to relate their output to Internal Unstable factors such as the amount of effort they exert.
Herrera, M. U., Visleño, J. J., Resurreccion, N. U., Amada, M. R., Cathedral, M. D., Eusebio, R. D., & Modina, L. B. (2002). Study on the causal attribution of physics students. 20th National Physics Congress Proceedings Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/faculty_research/8688
Science and Mathematics Education
Attribution (Social psychology)—Testing; Physics—Study and teaching; Academic achievement