Accession Number : AD0430302

Title :   FEAR OF FAILURE AND RISK-TAKING BEHAVIOR,

Corporate Author : BUCKNELL UNIV LEWISBURG PA

Personal Author(s) : Hancock,John ; Teevan,Richard C.

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Sixty male sophomore high school students were given both a risk-taking task which was scored according to Atkinson's (1957) model and the TAT which was scored for hostile press according to Birney, Burdick, and Teevan (1960) in an attempt to identify 'fear of failure' persons. A chi square test of significance yielded a value of 4.27, df = 1, which is significant beyond the 5% level of confidence. The Ss making irrational choices on the risk task were high hostile press. Atkinson (1960) hypothesized that 'fear of failure' persons would not go to college, while the present study found that 15 of the 19 Ss who were enrolled in the college preparatory course of study were 'fear of failure'. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOTIVATION, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), ANXIETY, FEAR, STUDENTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE