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Attribution theory: untangling the relationship between management and workers

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Abstract


  • Attribution theory deals with how and why people form an opinion about the reasons for an

    event or observation (Winkler 2010). This theory is based on the idea that perception is the

    foundation of human understanding, sensemaking, and behaviour. This theory claims that

    people develop explanations for the behaviours of others, similarly to how scientists try to

    understand the world. The theory asserts that people’s opinions are formed based on how they

    perceive the behaviour and the reality surrounding it. This explanation, the attribution, is based

    on how the observing person perceives a cause for the actor’s behaviour.

Publication Date


  • 2014

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  • Alony, I. (2014). Attribution theory: untangling the relationship between management and workers. In H. Hasan (Eds.), Being Practical with Theory: A Window into Business Research (pp. 58-60). Wollongong, Australia: THEORI. http://eurekaconnection.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/p-58-60-attribution-theory-theori-ebook_finaljan2014-v3.pdf

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781291866490

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1414&context=buspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/412

Book Title


  • Being Practical with Theory: A Window into Business Research

Start Page


  • 58

End Page


  • 60

Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong, Australia

Abstract


  • Attribution theory deals with how and why people form an opinion about the reasons for an

    event or observation (Winkler 2010). This theory is based on the idea that perception is the

    foundation of human understanding, sensemaking, and behaviour. This theory claims that

    people develop explanations for the behaviours of others, similarly to how scientists try to

    understand the world. The theory asserts that people’s opinions are formed based on how they

    perceive the behaviour and the reality surrounding it. This explanation, the attribution, is based

    on how the observing person perceives a cause for the actor’s behaviour.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Alony, I. (2014). Attribution theory: untangling the relationship between management and workers. In H. Hasan (Eds.), Being Practical with Theory: A Window into Business Research (pp. 58-60). Wollongong, Australia: THEORI. http://eurekaconnection.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/p-58-60-attribution-theory-theori-ebook_finaljan2014-v3.pdf

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781291866490

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1414&context=buspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/412

Book Title


  • Being Practical with Theory: A Window into Business Research

Start Page


  • 58

End Page


  • 60

Place Of Publication


  • Wollongong, Australia