About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Perceptions of Self
Key stages Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Intentionality; Stability; Globality
Description Measures the extent to which adolescents attribute the cause of problems to external or internal aspects.
Example Is the cause you have written due to something about yourself, or to something about other people or circumstances?
Link https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carmen_Rodriguez_Naranjo/publication/46168993_Development_and_Validation_of_an_Attributional_Style_Questionnaire_for_Adolescents/links/5729c2bd08aef7c7e2c2d8e6.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 54
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Complex
Time 0
Age 15-19
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .68-.87
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 3-factor orthogo
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= [-.12,.24] with Hopelessness Depression Symptoms Questionnaire
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Total Attributional Style Questionnaire for Adolescents scores significantly predicted the total Particular Attributions Questionnaire scores ( beta = .39), F(1, 50) = 8.69, p <.05
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Rodríguez-Naranjo, C., & Caño, A. (2010). Development and validation of an attributional style questionnaire for adolescents. Psychological Assessment, 22(4), 837–851. doi:10.1037/a0020426