Accession Number : AD0697001

Title :   FEAR OF FAILURE AND GENERAL ACHIEVEMENT BEHAVIOR.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 61-31 Aug 69,

Corporate Author : BUCKNELL UNIV LEWISBURG PA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Teevan,Richard C.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Fear of failure appears to contain both negative and positive motivations operating in the achievement situation. In the study, some persons were working positively because they wanted whatever rewards were available in the situation, but others were probably working only because, if they didn't work, they would fail. If one does not recognize what these latter persons are trying to do, their behavior sometimes makes little sense. They are not trying to succeed; they are merely trying not to fail. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEHAVIOR, ANALYSIS), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MOTIVATION), RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, FEAR, PATTERN RECOGNITION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, MEASUREMENT, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE