Attributional Style Assessment Test (Craig A. Anderson, English)
Attached are copies of the five versions of the Attributional Style Assessment Test my colleagues and I have used in our research. Three of the versions use a forced-choice approach (ASAT I & II, and a Chinese version of ASAT I). Two use a dimensional approach (ASAT III & IV). Both approaches have proven useful in our research for addressing slightly different research questions. Three of the versions contain 20 items (ASAT I, III, and the Chinese version). The other two contain 36 items (ASAT II & IV).
Note that the dimensional versions (III & IV) assess 6 dimensions–Changeability, Locus, Globality, Stability, Intentionality, and Controllability. In our more recent work, we have dropped changeability and intentionality. Both tend to correlate very highly with controllability, and thus may not add much to the understanding of attributional style. However, there may be research questions for which these dimensions will be extremely important. I, therefore, encourage you to use whatever approach seems most appropriate for your research questions.
I retain the copyright to these scales. You are welcome to use these scales for research purposes without seeking permission from me. Also, I encourage you to make whatever modifications seem necessary for your particular research needs. I would appreciate it if you would keep me informed of your work in this area by sending preprints or reprints. [email protected]
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