Loss of Gumption
Gumption can be thought of as a combination of motivation, initiative, and enterprise, which are obviously necessary for a student to succeed in college. Feelings of failuure and negative emotions like those listed above can sap a student's reserve of vital gumption. The student may then give up, or appear to give up (hopefully temporarily to fall back and regroup.) At such times, the student may be seen (by himself/herself and others) as unmotivated or a quitter.