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ERIC Number: ED082101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 19
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Women and the Fear of Success: A Problem in Replication.
Levine, Adeline; Crumrine, Janice
This research attempts replication and expansion of M. Horner's findings which led to her conclusion of women's "motivation to avoid success." Seven hundred male and female college students wrote stories to randomly assigned cues concerning success of a male or female medical student. Content analysis showed: the majority of all stories contained "fear of success imagery"; a smaller proportion of women than of men respondents wrote stories high in "fear of success imagery" to female than to male stimulus. These and other findings underscore the need for careful examination and replications before tentative concepts in popular or controversial areas become conventional wisdom. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Meeting, 27-30 August 1973, New York, New York