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The Relationship of Fear to Success to Management Potential Variables

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Date Issued:
1979
Abstract/Description:
University of Central Florida College of Social Sciences Thesis; Early psychological research on achievement motivation has focused on the effects of fear of failure and the wish to succeed as component parts of need for achievement (nAch). Achievement motivation is defined as a need to achieve for its own sake rather than for the benefits of such achievement (Kimble and Garmezy, 1968, p. 691). It is considered to be a fairly stable personality characteristic, not particularly goal specific (Berkowitz, 1972, p. 115), involving two specific aspects--wish (or hope) to succeed and fear of failure. The first is seen as an approach motive which focuses on anticipation of reward. The second, fear of failure, is seen as an avoidance motive involving anticipation of punishment (McClelland, Clark, Roby, and Atkinson, 1958).
Title: The Relationship of Fear to Success to Management Potential Variables.
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Name(s): Culbertson, Virginia M., Author
Burrough, Wayne A., Committee Chair
Social Sciences, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 1979
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: University of Central Florida College of Social Sciences Thesis; Early psychological research on achievement motivation has focused on the effects of fear of failure and the wish to succeed as component parts of need for achievement (nAch). Achievement motivation is defined as a need to achieve for its own sake rather than for the benefits of such achievement (Kimble and Garmezy, 1968, p. 691). It is considered to be a fairly stable personality characteristic, not particularly goal specific (Berkowitz, 1972, p. 115), involving two specific aspects--wish (or hope) to succeed and fear of failure. The first is seen as an approach motive which focuses on anticipation of reward. The second, fear of failure, is seen as an avoidance motive involving anticipation of punishment (McClelland, Clark, Roby, and Atkinson, 1958).
Identifier: CFR0003519 (IID), ucf:52987 (fedora)
Note(s): 1979-12-01
M.S.
Industrial Psychology
Masters
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Electronically reproduced by the University of Central Florida from a book held in the John C. Hitt Library at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.
Subject(s): Fear
Sex role
Success
Women executives
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Host Institution: UCF

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