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ERIC Number: EJ845966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0091-5521
"It Was Just that I Was Afraid": Promoting Success by Addressing Students' Fear of Failure
Cox, Rebecca D.
Community College Review, v37 n1 p52-80 2009
This article considers the risk of failing college and how the fear of failure shapes students' behavior. Drawing on a semester-long study of students and instructors in a community college English composition course, this analysis highlights the potential for students to undermine their own educational goals in the absence of active intervention from the college, especially from course instructors. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A