internal attribution


The act of placing blame on some type of factor or criteria that could be controlled by an individual for the cause of a certain event. Can also be referred to as dispositional attribution.

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  • The internal attribution of the error was explained thoroughly and discussed in detail during the meeting as we wanted to ensure it never happens again.

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  • The company was found to be at fault for its own failure; the internal attribution finally rested on the shoulders of the CEO in the end.

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  • The recall was utilimately blamed on internal attribution. The purchasing group should have known they were buying low quality material.

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