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Haugen, Richard; Lund, Thorleif; Ommundsen, Yngvar – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2008
The purpose of the study was to explore the relationship between attribution and selected personality dispositions, as well as self-serving attribution. Four hypotheses were formulated: (1) Attributions for positive events correlate differently with the five personality dispositions than attributions for negative events, (2) factor analysis and…
Descriptors: Personality, Factor Analysis, Attribution Theory, Correlation
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Ommundsen, Yngvar; Haugen, Richard; Lund, Thorleif – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2005
The purpose of the present study is to explore how academic self-concept and implicit theories of ability are related to four self-regulation strategies--motivation/diligence, concentration, information processing, and self-handicapping. The hypothesis is that academic self-concept and an incremental theory of ability are (1) positively related to…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Multiple Regression Analysis, Academic Ability, Self Management
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Haugen, Richard; Lund, Thorleif – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2000
Studied how achievement motives and incentive values were related to attribution for 166 advanced education majors in Norway. As expected, success-oriented persons attributed positive events more internally, stably, and globally, and negative events more externally, unstably, and specifically, than did failure-avoidant persons. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Attribution Theory, Education Majors, Foreign Countries
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Haugen, Richard – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1989
Distinguishing between motivation and cognition in goal-directed activity is discussed; goal and energy are assessed from motivational and cognitive viewpoints. Motivation is a broader concept than cognition. If a problem or goal-solving activity is ego-involving or self-challenging and affects the individual's personal standards, the term…
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Cognitive Psychology
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Haugen, Richard – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1981
Evaluation of 54 mentally retarded pupils, aged 10 to 13, in 1979 and comparison with six samples of mentally normal pupils collected during the last two decades confirm that prevalence of additional problems among mentally retarded pupils is greater as compared to mentally normal pupils with respect to nine variables. (NEC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Auditory Perception, Behavior Problems, Comparative Analysis
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Haugen, Richard – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 1978
Ten items consisting of five DSC items and five LSC items were translated into Norwegian in order (a) to control the verbal anxiety responses from defensive tendencies, (b) to handle the problem of response set (the tendency to answer a questionnaire in a stereotyped way), and (c) to permit research concerning the nature of defensiveness itself.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Educational Research, Illustrations, Measurement Instruments