Comparative Study

| Published: December 25, 2016

Impact of Social Role (Actor-Observer) On Attribution

Gupta, C

Guest Faculty, Department of psychology, Dr. H.S.G.Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, M.P., India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.125/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.125


In this study social role means that what are we play role as an actor or as an observer. When a person play an actor roles then attributing their acts to situational factors (external) whereas play an observer role then attributing others’ the same acts to personal factors (internal) . Therefore, in this studied the impact of social role (actor-observer) on attribution (internal-external). It is studied in Indian culture. In this study select actor or observer as parent-child. The sample is 130 individuals (65 parents and 65 children) selected through purposive sampling method. The research measure was a type of self-made scenario questionnaire.
Findings: Social role, as an actor, used situational attributions, but as an observer, they used personal attributions (P<0.05). Based on this findings, social role play an important role in attribution.
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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016