Accession Number : AD0430407

Title :   MEASUREMENT OF FEAR OF FAILURE IN RELATION TO A LEVEL OF ASPIRATION DEFENSE MEASURE,

Corporate Author : BUCKNELL UNIV LEWISBURG PA

Personal Author(s) : Thomas,Carolyn ; Teevan,Richard C.

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : One hundred and five male Ss between the ages of 13 and 15 performed on the McClelland TAT, the Mandler-Sarason Test Anxiety Questionnaire, and the French Test of Insight. Each was then given five trials of twenty shots each on a rifle task, answering LA questions before each trial. It was found that Ss in the lower and middle thirds of the need achievement distribution were more defensive and scored higher on Hostile Press than the upper third. The AtkinsonLitwin measure of fear of failure was not significantly related to either the Hostile Press or the discrepancy score measure of fear of failure. It was concluded that there is somewhat more support for the lower third of the nAch distribution as the FF group than for the middle third, but that perhaps neither is actually a valid measure. Perhaps a separate system for measuring fear of failure, such as the Hostile Press system, is necessary. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FEAR, MEASUREMENT), (*MOTIVATION, ACHIEVEMENT TESTS), EXPERIMENTAL DATA, ANXIETY, TABLES(DATA)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE