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The Occupational Attributional Style Questionnaire (OASQ)
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  • The way people decide the cause of their own actions has been shown to be fundamental to their success or failure at work. Optimistic people attribute their success to themselves whereas pessimists tend to attribute their failures to themselves. A measurement of attributional styles predicts occupational and organizatioanl success and can therefore be used in selection and appraisal exercises.
  • Professor Adrian Furnham of University College London (UCL) is a leading occupational and organizational psychologist with an international reputation. His Occupational Attributional Style Questionnaire (OASQ):
    • is ideal for assessing attributions in the work-place
    • was first published in 1992.
    • is psychometrically designed and validated with excellent internalreliability for an attributional style questionnaire
    • has been tested internationally
    • follows a well-known method of assessing attributional style
  • Use this questionnaire in your research, consultancy and field-work.
  • You will not find a more respectable questionnaires to measure attributional style in the work place.
    • Our approach is to measure attributions with specific workplace situations.
    • We provide administrator links so you will be learning what motivates your people and leads to their success.
    • You can compute and use your own norms as well as benchmark using others.
    • You can view reports on your people's attributional styles
    • You can create ideal profiles and rank people in distance from the ideal
    • Email us for a trial or further explanation.
  • Use the questionnaire in research, consultancy and field-work. The questionnaire is available as software or paper based.
  • The software:
    • is online and easy to administer
    • provides automated scoring
    • optionally provides a report for test takers on what their attrubutional style means for them
    • enables computation of norms
    • comparison of norms with data
    • optionally allows you to email respondents with an invitation to complete. Each person can be issued with personal usernames and passwords and you can determine if they have completed.
  • The paper based assessments:
    • are useful for mass administration
    • are ideal to measure perceptions from people who are suspicious of their responses being tracked online
  • Accompanying the software or the paper based assessments is:
    • Occupational Attributional Styles Manual by Professor Adrian Furnham.
    • ISBN 1 898589 06 2
    • 37 pages.
    • Available as pdf for personal use or as a printed manual
  • We provide expert support and assistance by people who have proper knowledge and capabilities.
  • Email us for a demonstration account today. Only organizational email addresses please.
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