Accession Number : ADA119044

Title :   Attributions of Success and Failure among Hispanic and Mainstream Navy Recruits.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Triandis,Harry C ; Marin,Gerardo ; Betancourt,Hector ; Kashima,Yoshihisa

PDF Url : ADA119044

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Forty-nine mainstream and 41 Hispanic male Navy recruits responded to a questionnaire consisting of 16 items in which they were asked to make a judgment, on a 7 point scale (true-to-false), about the likelihood that particular causal explanations might be valid in the case of eight success and eight failure events. While the outcome (success-failure) produced large differences in the attributions there were no differences traceable to ethnicity. Both groups took much credit for success, i.e., showed a self-serving bias. These results are consistent with previous research in this project which found only minor differences between Hispanic and Mainstream Navy recruits. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Hispanics, Recruits, Naval personnel, Males, Questionnaires, Ratings, Judgement(Psychology)

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE