ERIC Number: ED167595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Fear of Success: Its Measurement and Its Impact On College Students' Academic Performance.
Griffore, Robert J.
Two experiments were conducted to determine: (1) whether fear of success, as measured by three different instruments, interacts with subjects' expectancies of success to affect performance on exams in college courses; (2) whether fear of success can be clearly distinguished from fear of failure; and (3) whether males and females differ on fear of success. In the first experiment, using 68 graduate students, scores on only one fear-of-success instrument interacted with expectancies in the hypothesized direction, but on the second experiment, using 68 undergraduates, this interaction was not obtained. Fear of failure was found to be related independently to exam performance in the first experiment, however. While positive correlations were not consistently found between the three fear-of-success measures, all three were positively and significantly correlated with fear of failure. Males and females did not significantly differ on fear of success. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Debilitating Anxiety Scale (Alpert and Haber); Fear of Failure; Fear of Success Questionnaire (Pappo); Fear of Success Scale (Zuckerman and Allison); Horner (Matina)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)