Who do young people blame when they fail?

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Who do young people blame when they fail?
« on: 19/12/2014 21:30:01 »
Anthony Ray asked the Naked Scientists:
Some time in the last few years (best guess 2-6) I remember hearing about a study in which it was found that when young people met an obstacle such as a bad exam result, the young men were more likely to maintain a strong self-image and instead blame external factors (eg the teacher doesn't like me) but the young women were more likely to blame themselves ("I'm an idiot"). I wonder if that was something you might have talked about sometime? Any recollection? I listen to your podcast on Radio National breakfast.
What do you think?
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