Weiner's attribution theory suggests relationships between attributions, emotions, coping, and behavioral consequences (Weiner, 1986, Amirkhan, 1990). Studies supporting the theory are still limited especially in the health area and AIDS in particular.
"A Study from Uganda: HIV Causal Attributional Structuring, Negative Affect, and Coping Among People with HIV/AIDS [Part I],"
International Bulletin of Political Psychology: Vol. 10
, Article 2.
Available at: https://commons.erau.edu/ibpp/vol10/iss6/2