Student Research Projects

The Influence of Identity Type and Social Worlds on Attribution Styles among Sorority Women at Virginia Wesleyan College

Student Shannon Sabo
Faculty Mentor(s)
Department Sociology
Course SOC 480: Independent Research Project


This research project attempts to discover whether or not attributions of similar situations differ inside and outside of particular social worlds. Women of a particular sorority who had high personal identity were interviewed alone and within their social world. They were asked questions about their social world, then presented with situations and asked about their attributions to the situational behavior.