ERIC Number: EJ515254
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Helplessness in Early Childhood: The Role of Contingent Worth.
Burhans, Karen Klein; Dweck, Carol S.
Child Development, v66 n6 p1719-38 Dec 1995
Reviews a series of studies documenting that key aspects of helpless reactions to failure are present in preschool and early elementary school children. Proposes a preliminary model in which a general conception of self and the notion of this self as an object of contingent worth are sufficient conditions for helplessness. (HTH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A