Hopefully this is a good attempt in explaining:

I am writing a title for a research. The research studies why exam papers are becoming more difficult over the years according to parent and student ratings.

Most research study and "blame" the school, but my research want to find out if e.g. parents are becoming more protective and students becoming more lazy etc., basically, asking us to "find answer within ourselves".

The research title: Reasons why exams are difficult: A [word request: find answer within ourselves] Perspective.

I have some random words in my head that I am not quite sure how to fit e.g. introspective, self-control, intrinsic, self-determination

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  • One of the jargon words often used in the field of education is 'reflective'. It might serve. – chasly from UK Sep 30 '15 at 17:35
  • Can you elaborate on why those words don't quite fit? – Dan Bron Sep 30 '15 at 17:35
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    What do you actually mean by "finding answers within oneself"? For most people in most contexts that would imply discovering solutions by introspection. But that has no meaningful connection with exams, which are normally intended to establish what you're learned through being taught, not by "navel contemplation". – FumbleFingers Sep 30 '15 at 17:37
  • @chaslyfromUK Sems to be looking for a noun. – user140086 Sep 30 '15 at 17:45
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    Acccording to your 3rd paragraph ("Most research ..."), what about behavioural perspective ot "menticultural perspective" ?. – Graffito Sep 30 '15 at 20:23

Self-reflection seems to be the right word as it involves a process of thinking about your own behavior and beliefs as defined in Merriam Webster.

Introspection is synonymous.

Self-reflection has a broader meaning than introspection

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