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Perceived Control of the Attribution Process: Measurement and Theory


Abstract The primary objective of this study was to develop the Perceived Control of the Attribution Process Scale (PCAPS), a measure of metacognitive beliefs of causality, or a perceived control of the attribution process. The PCAPS included two subscales: perceived control of attributions (PCA), and awareness of the motivational consequences of attributions (AMC). Study 1 (a pilot study) generated scale items, explored suitable measurement formats, and provided initial evidence for the validity of an event-specific version of the scale. Study 2 achieved several outcomes; Study 2a provided strong evidence for the validity and reliability of the PCA and AMC subscales, and showed that they represent separate constructs. Study 2b demonstrated the pred... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Fishman, Evan (Author) / Nakagawa, Kathryn (Advisor) / Husman, Jenefer (Advisor) / Nakagawa, Kathryn (Committee member) / Husman, Jenefer (Committee member) / Graham, Steve (Committee member) / Moore, Elsie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational psychology / Social psychology / attribution process / metacognition / perceived control / self-regulation / stress / well-being
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 136 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Educational Psychology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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