Education K-12 M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Elliott, Nathan


One common element that all students face in school is failure. A review of literature will seek to answer the questions: What are the effects of failure on self-efficacy and mindset? What are the most effective structures to help students to handle and use failure in the classroom? This study will review the study of how parenting, gender, income effect how students deal with failure. Also, the study will identify how students with high and low self-esteem view failure differently. Secondly, a review of literature will investigate the differences of how students with growth and fixed mindset approach failure differently, as well as interventions in order to move students from a fixed to a growth mindset. Additionally, the study will review feedback used as well as how students respond to teacher feedback. Lastly, the literature review will identify a system of using failure to promote success in the classroom.

Degree Name

Education K-12 M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

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