If they fail at something, they try harder next time.
Attribute success to themselves
Tend to have a higher out look on life.
High out look on life. Low out look on life.
Low self esteem
Feel that no matter what they do, nothing will get better.
Attribute success to outside sources.
Attribute failure to their lack of ability.
Why the Locus of Control causes Learning Differences
How someone views themselves effects how they learn.
If one is motivated to try again, there will be better learning outcomes
Performance increases when a child accepts responsibility and can overcome failure
Motivation “ Motivation to learn is a competence acquired "through general experience but stimulated most directly through modeling, communication of expectations, and direct instruction or socialization by significant others (especially parents and teachers). ” Jeer Brophy (1987)
Student’s motivation is innate but their sources of motivation are different.