Avoiding Seeking Help in the Classroom : Who and Why ?

@inproceedings{Ryan2001AvoidingSH,
  title={Avoiding Seeking Help in the Classroom : Who and Why ?},
  author={Allison M. Ryan and Paul R. Pintrich and Carol Midgley},
  year={2001}
}
Why do some students avoid seeking help in the classroom when they need it? When students do not seek the help they need, they put themselves at a disadvantage for learning. We discuss how students’ personal motivational characteristics relate to their avoidance of help seeking. In particular, we discuss our work regarding perceived academic and social competence and achievementand social-goal orientations. We also discuss how various dimensions of the classroom context relate to help avoidance… CONTINUE READING

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