Accession Number : AD0714249

Title :   The Effect of Hope of Success, Fear of Failure, and Introversion-Extroversion on Field Dependence in College Females.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK ALBANY DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Corbin,George A.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Thirty-two college female subjects were divided into four groups of eight and operationally defined as: low hope of success (HS), low fear of failure, and introverted (low low introverted); (2) low HS, High FF, and extroverted (low low extroverted); (3) low HS, high FF, and introverted (low high introverted) and (4) low HS, high FF, and extroverted (low high extroverted). HS was operationally defined on the basis of a 1953 scoring system of the TAT; FF, on the basis of the hostile press (HP) scoring system of the TAT, 1964; introversion and extroversion, on the basis of a 1962 personality inventory measure of introversion-extroversion. Their field dependence was measured in individual testing sessions using an embedded figures test. It was hypothesized that the four experimental groups would not differ significantly from each other in level of field dependence. The results were interpreted in support of the need for experimental control and manipulation of interaction of HS and FF motives and for the use of the introversion and extroversion dimensions as reflecting separate aspects of the FF dimension. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, FEMALES), (*PERSONALITY, CLASSIFICATION), (*UNIVERSITIES, STUDENTS), PSYCHOLOGY, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, MOTIVATION, PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE