Causal attribution and supervisors' response to subordinate performance: the Green and Mitchell model revisited

Ashkanasy, Neal M. (1989) Causal attribution and supervisors' response to subordinate performance: the Green and Mitchell model revisited. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 19 4: 309-330. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.1989.tb00057.x


Author Ashkanasy, Neal M.
Title Causal attribution and supervisors' response to subordinate performance: the Green and Mitchell model revisited
Journal name Journal of Applied Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9029
1559-1816
Publication date 1989-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1989.tb00057.x
Volume 19
Issue 4
Start page 309
End page 330
Total pages 22
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Green and Mitchell's (1979) model of supervisory responding utilized Kelley's (1972) attributional schema based on informational cues, and variables of ability, effort, task difficulty, and luck (Weiner et al., 1972). The present study provided a direct test of the model, focusing on the relationships between informational cues and attributions, and between attributions and evaluative variables in an organizational context. A matrix of relationships linking informational cues and attributional variables was predicted in the first instance, followed by a multivariate relationship between attributions and evaluational variables. To test the hypotheses, 288 subjects responded to 16 descriptions of subordinate performances, varying in consistency, distinctiveness, consensus, and outcome. The results supported the predicted relationships between informational cues and attributions, and between attributions and evaluation. Use of Weiner's (1985) extended model of attribution, which includes dimensions of controllability and intentionality, substantially improved the predictability of the model, especially for explaining failure outcomes.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 31 July 2006.

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