Abstract

This dissertation explored ways that college students reflectively described the social influences related to their learning failures. This exploration was conducted using semi-structured interviews and Stake's multiple case analysis method. The findings from the interviews were used to develop a framework that describes the key social influence attributes of the learning failure experiences. The key attributes of the framework include: (a) roles, (b) context, and (c) phases. Each key attribute is discussed in detail. The framework serves as the means for exploring several related strands of research related to learning failure in a cohesive way, potentially enriching our understanding of these experiences. This improved understanding may lead to improved intervention designs and advisement strategies that could improve learning outcomes for students.

Degree

PhD

College and Department

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

Rights

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Date Submitted

2017-04-01

Document Type

Dissertation

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd9220

Keywords

learning failure, college students, academic failure, social interaction

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