Do I control my future?. Explaining Academic Successes & Failures Through Attributional Styles. The process of Attribution. The process of Learned Helplessness. Attributional style & academics. Student’s critical developmental stage Personal agency and success Achievement focus.
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Explaining Academic Successes & Failures Through Attributional Styles
The present study looks at the role of attributional styles in students’ response to academic failure.
Unavoidable failure primes students for future failure
A significant relationship was found between failure and future behavior. It was observed that success primes students for future success, however failure does not solely prime students for future failure, but for future success as well.
A failure experience primes students for the development of a helpless attributional style
Results were not consistent with the second hypothesis and one failure experience did not prime students for the development of a helplessattributional style.
A maladaptive or helpless attributional style primes students for repeated failure
Results supported the third hypothesis and showed that the dimension of causal stability is positively related to future failure.