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ERIC Number: ED354430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 86
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Fear of Success.
Barnett, Deanna L.
Results of previous studies have demonstrated the prevalence of fear of success (FOS). Originally thought to be a gender-related construct pertaining to women, studies have also found FOS was experienced by men, sometimes even more so than by women. Recent researchers have attributed FOS more to the Bem Sex Role for individuals who are traditional feminine or undifferentiated than for traditional masculine or androgynous individuals. This study examined fear of success among community college students (N=160), including 98 female and 62 male students. The community college serves a predominantly rural area. Four instruments were used: Fear of Success Scale; Bem Sex Role Inventory, Short Form; Personal Attributes Inventory; and a demographic sheet. The results of the study appeared to support these generalizations: (1) females have more fear of success than males; (2) there is no association between Bem Sex Role and fear of success; (3) there is no association between self-esteem and fear of success; (4) there is no association between age and fear of success; (5) there is no association between college classification and fear of success; (6) there is no association between grade point average and fear of success; and (7) there is no association between family structure and fear of success. (ABL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Language: English
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Note: M.S. Thesis, Fort Hays State University.