Learned Helplessness is a 20-item measure comprising five factors including internality-externality, global-specific learned helplessness, stability-instability, beliefs related to ability to control or predict outcomes and individual’s choice of situations wherein one intentionally participates.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
No matter how much energy I put into a task, I feel I have no control over the outcome.
I feel that my own inability to solve problems is the cause of my failures.
I cannot find solutions to difficult problems.
I don’t place myself in situations in which I cannot.
If I complete a task successfully, it is probably because I became lucky.
I do not have the ability to solve most of life’s problems.
When I do not succeed at a task I do not attempt any similar tasks because I feel that I will fail them also.
When something doesn’t turn out the way I planned, I know it is because I didn’t have the ability to start with.
Other people have more control over their success andor failure than I do.
I do not try a new task if I have failed similar tasks in the past.
When I perform poorly it is because I don’t have the ability to perform better.
I do not accept a task that I do not think I will succeed in.
I feel that I have little control over the outcomes of my work.
I am unsuccessful at most tasks I try.
I feel that anyone else could do better than me in most tasks.
I am unable to reach my goals in life.
When I don’t succeed at a task, I find myself blaming my own stupidity for my failure.
No matter how hard I try, things never seem to work out the way I want them to.
I feel that my success reflects chance, not my ability.
My behavior does not seem to influence the success of a work group.