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Learned Helplessness: The Effect of Failure on Test Taking

@article{Firmin2004LearnedHT,
  title={Learned Helplessness: The Effect of Failure on Test Taking},
  author={Michael W. Firmin and Chi-en Hwang and Margaret Copella and Sarah Clark},
  journal={Education 3-13},
  year={2004},
  volume={124},
  pages={688-693}
}
This study examined learned helplessness and its effect on test taking. Students were given one of two tests; the first began with extremely difficult questions and the other started with easy questions. We hypothesized that those who took the test beginning with difficult questions would become easily frustrated and possibly doubt their intellectual ability. This would result in the participants missing easy questions when compared to those who took the test which began with the easy questions… 

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