Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore how college students reflectively describe their learning failure experiences, along with the major themes of those experiences. Through a series of in-depth interviews, four narrative cases written from the perspective of two college students were developed. These four cases were then carefully analyzed and cross-examined to generate a deeper understanding of college student learning failures. This study explored approximately 78 themes related to these four cases, which led to the development of six key components of college student learning failure experiences: Recognizing Learning Failures, Evaluating Learning Failures, Attributions for Learning Failures, Self-Discovery Through Learning Failure, Past Experience and Future Expectations, and Social Influence. These components helped to define an initial framework for guiding future research into college student learning failure experiences.

Degree

MS

College and Department

David O. McKay School of Education; Instructional Psychology and Technology

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Date Submitted

2014-03-20

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd6891

Keywords

learning failure, attribution, fear of failure, college student, academic failure

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