Ill effects of educational failure

Other Names:
Failure self story
Hopelessness inspired by school
A person who has been judged a failure by the schooling system from which he has dropped out, or by his family and contemporaries, and who therefore tends to be alienated from his environment and unable to find the kind of position that his educational orientation led him to expect, may come to believe that he was worse off than if he had not entered the schooling system at all. The belief that he deserved a better post than those who had not attended school at all may also result in inferior performance in employment. The frustration and resentment resulting from taking lowly paid, unskilled jobs represent a potential source of anti-social behaviour and political discontent.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
15.02.1997 – 00:00 CET