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ERIC Number: ED106677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 27
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Fear of Success--A Situational Approach.
Jellison, Jerald M.; And Others
The personality disposition of the motive to avoid success (Horner, 1968) is evaluated on theoretical and empirical ground. A situational interpretation is proposed as a more parsimonious explanation of the phenomenon. Presented are a series of studies examining the behavioral effects of the motive to avoid success: anxiety manifesting itself as a decrement in performance and a reluctance to communicate past successes and to present one's self as successful. These studies clearly support the situational interpretation which proposes that females behave in this fashion not as a result of a latent personality disposition, but as a result of attending to cues in the immediate situation which indicate on what quality or type of performance positive consequences or reinforcements are contingent. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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