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ERIC Number: ED098470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 14
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The Motive to Avoid Success and Instructional Set.
Patty, Rosemarie Anderson
The motive to avoid success has been conceptualized as an ambivalence in life-goal directions, particularly characteristic of white college women. The presence or absence of the motive to avoid success was found to interact significantly with two experimental sets of instructions: Difficult vs. Easy (Experiment 1) and Internal vs. External Locus-of-Control (Experiment 2). Women exhibiting the motive to avoid success performed better on Digit Span (Backwards) following Easy and External-Control Instructions while women not exhibiting the motive to avoid success performed better following Difficult and Internal-Control Instructions. (Author)
Rosemarie Anderson Patty, Department of Psychology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27109
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)