Role of fault attributions and desire/effort/outcome expectations in children’s anticipated responses to hypothetical peers with various undesirable characteristics

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dc.contributor.author Barnett, Mark A.
dc.contributor.author Sonnentag, Tammy L.
dc.contributor.author Livengood, Jennifer L.
dc.contributor.author Struble, Adrienne L.
dc.contributor.author Wadian, Taylor W.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-02T22:00:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-02T22:00:28Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14121
dc.description.abstract A total of 137 third- through eighth-grade students were asked to respond to a series of statements concerning six male peers described as having various undesirable characteristics (i.e., poor student, poor athlete, extremely overweight, extremely aggressive, extremely shy, or having the symptoms of ADHD). The aggressive peer and the overweight peer consistently elicited the least favorable reactions from the children. For all six peers included in the study, the more strongly the children agreed that a peer was at fault for his undesirable characteristic, the less favorably they anticipated responding to that peer. In contrast, the children’s expectations concerning a peer’s desire to change, effort to change, and success in changing an undesirable characteristic were generally unrelated to their anticipated responses to that peer. The children demonstrated the general belief that desire backed by effort leads to success in overcoming an undesirable characteristic, but lack of effort leads to failure regardless of the peer’s desire or lack of desire to change the characteristic. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00221325.2011.610391 en_US
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in The Journal of Genetic Psychology: Research and Theory on Human Development, 173(3), 317-329. The Journal of Genetic Psychology: Research and Theory on Human Development is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00221325.2011.610391 en_US
dc.subject Desire/effort/outcome expectations en_US
dc.subject Fault attributions en_US
dc.subject Peer evaluation en_US
dc.subject Social cognition en_US
dc.title Role of fault attributions and desire/effort/outcome expectations in children’s anticipated responses to hypothetical peers with various undesirable characteristics en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1080/00221325.2011.610391 en_US
dc.citation.epage 329 en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle The Journal of Genetic Psychology: Research and Theory on Human Development en_US
dc.citation.spage 317 en_US
dc.citation.volume 173 en_US
dc.description.embargo embargo 01/2014 en
dc.contributor.authoreid barn en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid tamson en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jenlive en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid wadiant en_US

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