ERIC Number: ED183648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
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A Comparison of Fear of Success Imagery Between Black Male and Black Female Undergraduates.
Darity, Evangeline R.; Fredrickson, Ronald H.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the regional and sex differences of fear of success (FOS) imagery between black male and black female undergraduates attending two predominently black universities. The 258 respondents in this study were in general psychology and introductory sociology classes at one Northern and one Southern university. The fear of success construct is an inhibitory anxiety variable which is aroused in achievement oriented situations where success may imply loss of femininity and/or social consequences. Fear of success was defined by student responses to Pappo's Fear-of-Success, Self-Awareness Questionnaire and Horner's four FOS story leads modified with identity figures. A biographical data questionnaire was also used. The findings indicate that Southern females showed a higher level of FOS than Southern males. Northern males showed a higher level of FOS than did Northern females. Other differences and similarities are discussed. Implications for career counseling and research are presented. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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