Accession Number:

AD0608756

Title:

THE RELATIONSHIP OF FEAR OF FAILURE, AS MEASURED BY THE HOSTILE PRESS SYSTEM, TO THE CONFIRMING INTERVAL MEASURE OF GOAL-SETTING BEHAVIOR.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 12,

Corporate Author:

BUCKNELL UNIV LEWISBURG PA

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Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The present study was concerned with the relationship between fear of failure motivation as measured by Hostile Press scores on TAT stories and the placement of boundaries of the confirming interval in an level of aspiration LA situation. Forty-four male and 46 female Ss completed a scrambled words task, in which 3 questions aimed at establishing the confirming interval CI were asked for ten sets of 20 scrambled words. The results indicated that 1 while high hostile press HP males had significantly wider CIs than low HP males, high HP females had significantly lower CIs 2 high HP males showed a significantly positive relationship between HP score and the distance of the upper CI boundary from the past performance mean. For females, this relationship was significant in the opposite direction and 3 there were no significant relationships between HP and the distance between the lower CI boundary and the past performance mean in either males or females. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE