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Attribution versus normal persuasion in the acquisition of aquatic skills by mentally retarded adults



Attribution versus normal persuasion in the acquisition of aquatic skills by mentally retarded adults



Therapeutic Recreation Journal 22(2): 24-30



The effectiveness of a verbal attribution message versus a normal verbal persuasion message in improving the swimming skills of mentally retarded adults was examined. In the latter, the message revolves around asking individuals to try an activity since it might be something they will enjoy. The subjects were participants at a two week residential camp in the USA. Individuals in the verbal attribution group (n = 20) were given messages ascribing success in the activity to their efforts.

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