Feedback on ability in counseling, self-efficacy, and persistence on task
Self-efficacy in counseling varied with randomly manipulated feedback on abliity, such that the 29 college students who received negative feedback on their ability reported lower self-efficacy than those 16 who received postive feedback. Persistence on task, however, was not related to the type of feedback received.
Lane, Eric J., Timothy K. Daugherty, and Scott J. Nyman. "Feedback on ability in counseling, self-efficacy, and persistence on task." Psychological Reports 83, no. 3 (1998): 1113-1114.