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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
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SOUSA, Paulo Malico; ROSADO, António Boleto and CABRITA, Túlia Maia. Analysis of causal attributions of success and failure in competitions regarding Portuguese soccer players' competition level. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2008, vol.21, n.2, pp. 203-211. ISSN 0102-7972. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722008000200006.
Having as a reference Weiner's attributional model of motivation and emotion (1979), this work intended to evaluate the causal attributions, in sport situations of success and failure, in relation to Portuguese soccer players' competitive levels. Studying a sample of 125 soccer players, who compete in three competitive levels (II League; III League; I District League), this study presents results about the mechanisms of causality perception, revealed by the athletes in these 3 different competitive levels. The results had evidenced significant differences between the causal dimensions of locus of causality and external control (success situations) and the locus of causality and level of stability (failure situations).
Keywords : Causal attributions; soccer; Weiner's attributional model; (1979) competitive level.