MacQuarrie, Lachlan John (1986) Attributional styles of lonely college students. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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Men are sometimes more self-serving than women when making causal attributions for success and failure. It may be that lonely men differ from lonely women in the amount of self-serving bias they show when making causal attributions for interpersonal success and failure. A self-serving bias scale was constructed. Along with the UCLA Loneliness Scale, it was administered to 74 male and 136 female undergraduates. Loneliness was related to amount of self-serving bias. Lonely respondents tended to be less self-serving than non-lonely respondents, replicating previous research. Neither gender nor other demographic information was related to self-serving bias. Insensitivity of the self-serving bias scale and true lack of gender differences in the situation studied are both discussed as possible reasons for failure to find gender difference.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves 40-42.|
|Department(s):||Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Loneliness; College students--Psychology; Sex differences (Psychology)|
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