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ERIC Number: ED555419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Predicting Learned Helplessness Based on Personality
Maadikhah, Elham; Erfani, Nasrollah
Online Submission, Interciencia v39 n5 p339-343 May 2014
Learned helplessness as a negative motivational state can latently underlie repeated failures and create negative feelings toward the education as well as depression in students and other members of a society. The purpose of this paper is to predict learned helplessness based on students' personality traits. The research is a predictive correlational study and the population consists of all high school 3rd grade female students in Kermanshah-Iran in 2013-14. Based on Cochran formula, the sample size was determined 360 people who were selected using multistage cluster sampling method. The samples responded personality traits and attribution style questionnaires. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regressions with SPSS software. The results showed that there is relation between learned helplessness and personality traits of neuroticism, agreeableness, and conscientiousness, but only the trait of neuroticism can inversely predict learned helplessness.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: NEO Personality Inventory; Attribution Style Questionnaire