Accession Number : AD0666963

Title :   EFFECT OF AROUSED TESTING CONDITIONS ON THE MEASUREMENT OF FEAR OF FAILURE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : BUCKNELL UNIV LEWISBURG PA

Personal Author(s) : Teevan,Richard C. ; Dapra,Richard A.

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) was administered to 38, male, high school Ss under both neutral and aroused conditions. The TATs were scored for fear of failure (FF) motivation as measured by the Hostile Press (HP) system developed by Birney, Burdick, and Teevan (1964). An exploratory investigation was conducted to determine the effect of aroused and neutral testing conditions on the amount of HP imagery and its intensity within the same group of Ss. The results indicated that HP scores increased significantly between the neutral and aroused conditions. Nevertheless, a dichotomy of the HP scores at the median indicated that the scores of Ss categorized Low HP under the neutral condition increased significantly under the aroused condition. HP scores of Ss categorized Hi HP under the neutral condition had significantly lower HP scores under the aroused condition. The results were discussed in terms of the FF S's interpretation of the situation and his defensive posture. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOTIVATION, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), ANXIETY, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), DEFENSE MECHANISMS(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE