Accession Number : AD0612952

Title :   THE CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT OF FEAR OF FAILURE MOTIVATION,

Corporate Author : BUCKNELL UNIV LEWISBURG PA

Personal Author(s) : McGhee,Paul E. ; Teevan,Richard C.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Mothers of high and low fear of failure (FF) Ss completed a modified Winterbottom questionnaire. The results indicated that: (1) mothers of high FF Ss expected independence and achievement behaviors earlier than mothers of low FF Ss; (2) mothers of high FF Ss were neutral following satisfactory behavior and mothers of low FF Ss rewarding; (3) Ss whose mothers were neutral following satisfactory behavior and punishing following unsatisfactory behavior had higher FF motivation than Ss whose mothers were rewarding and neutral respectively. It was concluded that only (2) and (3) contribute to the differential development of FF and HS (hope of success) achievement motivation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEHAVIOR, MOTIVATION), (*MOTIVATION, CHILDREN), FEAR, ADULTS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE