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ERIC Number: ED410496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Fear of Success, Self-Concept, and Career Choice of Adolescents.
Staley, Wanda; Fasko, Daniel, Jr.; Grubb, Deborah
One of the largest problems facing rural school counselors is confronting the low career expectations that many rural students have by the time they reach high school. To clarify this problem, the relationships among career choice, self-concept, and fear of success in rural students is explored here. The study critiques earlier studies of adolescents' fear of success, compares fear of success to self-concept and career decision making, and determines if previous studies of fear of success conducted in urban areas can be applied to rural areas. Students completed a self-esteem inventory, fear of success scale, and a career-decision-making scale. Analysis of the results revealed no significant interaction effects, but the main effect of sex was males having higher self-esteem scores. Contrary to previous findings, the present study found higher fear of success in males. Also, results support earlier studies which claim that older adolescents are more self-confident and self directed. Results demonstrate that previous fear of success research conducted in urban settings may not generalize to rural areas. (Author/RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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