Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Causal Attribution


Causal Attributions, Successfulness And Performance Of Higher Education Students In Sciences

Vijay Kumar; Jyoti Bhalla; Dr. Sorabh Lakhanpal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 3325-3334

The present study was aimed to investigate the significant differences among the second, fourth and sixth semester undergraduate students of Sciences on the scores of causal attributions. The analysis was done on the basis of gender and successfulness. The term successfulness used in the present study depicts the perception of the students about their success or failure on the achieved score. The current study examined the causal attributions of 254 students from 2nd, 4th and 6th semesters of Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc.). In order to find the significant differences with respect to gender and perceived success or failure, two-way MANOVA was used and on getting significant group differences, two-way ANOVA was conducted as a follow up test. The results indicated no gender difference on the subscales of causal dimension scale, further, there exists no significant interaction effect of gender and successfulness. However, both successful and unsuccessful students differ significantly with respect to their causal attributions.

Causal Attributions For Success And Failure Among Higher Education Students

Vijay Kumar; Jyoti Bhalla; Dr. Manish Gupta

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 3273-3284

This study was aimed to analyse the causal attributions of higher education students and to find the relationship between the successful and unsuccessful student’s causal attributions to exam scores studying in different semesters of under graduate and post graduate science program. A total number of 406 respondents filled the “The revised causal dimension scale” (CDSII). A confirmatory factor analysis was conducted in order to substantiate the construct validity of the scale. In order to examine the relationship Pearson Chi-Square test was performed. The results indicated that there exists significant relationship between the successful and unsuccessful student’s causal attributions to exam scores. The successful students attributed their success to internal, stable and controllable causes more frequently and unsuccessful students attributed poor efforts and lack of ability as a major cause for their failure.