The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of attribution retraining on attributions and explanatory style during therapeutic recreation activity. Research participants were sixteen adolescents who were in-patients at a residential treatment facility and from a psychiatric hospital. Results from this study indicated that after attribution retraining (a) the experimental group scored significantly higher than the control group on personal control and stability attributions; (b) the experimental group did not score significantly higher than the control group on locus of causality attributions and explanatory styles; (c) the experimental group did not score significantly lower than the control group on external control attributions. Implications for practice and directions for future research are addressed.
Author Rodney B. Dieser, Edward Ruddell
Volume Vol 36, No 1 (2002)