causal attribution model

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A model used to describe how a performer attributes outcomes to particular causes. The model has at least three dimensions (depending on the researcher's preference) with one dimension referring to stable–unstable causes, another to whether the locus of causality is internal or external, and a third to whether the causes are controllable or not. Therefore causes may he internal, stable, and controllable (e.g. ability), internal, unstable, and controllable (e.g. effort), and so on.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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