AuthorPierce, Lauren E.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe occurrence of attributions during goal attainment scenarios is important to understand in order to determine how and when individuals tend to process events and make behavioral modifications. In order to study this, a sample of two basketball teams (one male team and one female team) was studied through the course of a season using a standard stimulus, a generalized survey, and game film. According to results of this study, the basketball players in the sample tend to interpret emotions similarly, but process and assign attributions differently based on gender. This process seems to be determined based on field dependence or independence through a difference in relying on the entirety of the proximal context or the abstraction of the event into relevant parts. These findings suggest important interventions for the well-being of players as well as how decision making strategies may be affected by attribution process during play.
Degree ProgramGraduate College