is the theory which implies an individual who fails at an activity will reason it is due to a lack of effort, not ability and that they will continually seek to challenge themselves to achieve better.

MASTERY ORIENTATION: "Those who suffer from mastery orientation will normally attribute the condition of failure down to effort, not skill."
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