Keywords

Fear, Sex role, Success, Women executives

Abstract

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 & 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, & Atkinson, 1958).

Graduation Date

Fall 1979

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Social Sciences

Degree Program

Industrial Psychology

Format

PDF

Pages

v, 37 pages

Language

English

Rights

Written permission granted by copyright holder to the University of Central Florida Libraries to digitize and distribute for nonprofit, educational purposes.

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0003519

Subjects

Fear, Sex role, Success, Women executives

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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