External Attribution

 
   

Definition: External Attribution is in Attribution Theory a form of attribution in which the situation in which causality is assigned to an inside factor, agent or force. Inside factors fall inside your own control. You can choose to behave in a particular way or not. So your behavior is not influenced, limited or even completely determined by influences outside your control. Therefore you feel responsible. A typical example is your own intelligence.
Also called: Dispositional Attribution.
Is the opposite of Internal Attribution.


   

   

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