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Attribution Theory : An Organizational Perspective - Mark J. Martinko

Attribution Theory

An Organizational Perspective

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1995
ISBN: 9781884015199
Number Of Pages: 382

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With Special Contributions from Bernard Weiner Ph.D. (UCLA) and Robert Lord Ph.D. (Univ. of Akron)
Attribution theory is concerned with peoples causal explanation for outcomes: successes and failures. The basic premise is that beliefs about outcomes are a primary determinant of expectations and, consequently, future behavior. Attribution theory articulates how this process occurs and provides a basis for understanding that translates into practical action.
Attribution Theory: An Organizational Perspective serves as a primary sourcebook of attribution theory as it relates to management and organizational behavior. The text provides an integrated explanation of the role and function of attribution theory in the organization. This important new book contains original empirical research relating attributions to leader evaluations, reactions to information technologies, management of diverse work groups, achievement, and executive succession and power. The contributors are from a variety of disciplines including management, psychology, education, educational psychology, and sociology.

Attribution Theory in Organizational Behavior: A Relationship of Mutual Benefitp. 3
The Nature and Function of Attribution Theory within the Organizational Sciencesp. 7
The Measurement of Attributions in Organizational Researchp. 17
A Comparison of the Validity, Predictiveness, and Consistency of a Trait versus Situational Measure of Attributionsp. 35
The Development and Evaluation of a Scale to Measure Organizational Attributional Stylep. 53
The Interactive Effects of Negative Affectivity and a Career-Impacting Performance Outcome on Self-Serving Attributions of Causalityp. 79
Attributions Concerning Absence from Work: A Dispositional Perspectivep. 97
Computer Friend or Foe? The Influence of Optimistic versus Pessimistic Attributional Styles and Gender on User Reactions and Performancep. 125
Attributions and the Emergence of Leadership: Patterns in Employee Responses to Executive Successionp. 149
A Mid-Range Theory of the Leader/Member Attribution Process in Professional Service Organizations: The Role of the Organizational Environment and Impression Managementp. 171
The Role of Cognitive Load in Supervisor Attributions of Subordinate Behaviorp. 193
Supervisory Attributions and Evaluative Judgments of Subordinate Performance: A Further Test of the Green and Mitchell Modelp. 211
Organizational Politics and Citizenship: Attributions of Intentionality and Construct Definitionp. 231
Realizing the Advantages of Organizational Interdependencies: The Role of Attributionally Mediated Emotionsp. 253
Fixing Blame in n-Person Attributions: A Social Identity Model for Attributional Processes in Newly Formed Cross-Functional Groupsp. 273
The Effect of Demographic Diversity on Causal Attributions of Work Group Success and Failure: A Framework for Researchp. 289
Distributive Justice Norms and Attributions for Performance Outcomes as a Function of Powerp. 315
An Alternative Perspective on Attributional Processesp. 333
Final Commentsp. 351
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9781884015199
ISBN-10: 1884015190
Series: St Lucie
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 28th February 1995
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 15.39  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 1