Objective self-awareness, self-esteem and causal attributions for success and failure

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Abstract

A study using 174 males was conducted to examine the effects of objective self-awareness on causal attributions for success and failure. It was predicted that individual's level of self-esteem would mediate the effects of focus of attention on causal attributions. The results showed that attention to the self increased the dispositional attributions made by low self-esteem subjects in failure conditions, and of high self-esteem subjects in success conditions. The implications of the findings for the theory of objective self-awareness and causal attribution processes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-15
Number of pages7
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

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