FEAR OF FAILURE AND THE ZEIGARNIK EFFECT.
BUCKNELL UNIV LEWISBURG PA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Pagination or Media Count:
Freshman males enrolled in introductory psychology classes were administered an apperception test under neutral instructions. At a later date the test for the Zeigarnik effect was given and scores were obtained. Correlational analyses suggested 1 a successful replication of the Atkinson study, 2 a strikingly similar relationship between nAch and the dependent variables and between FF and these variables, and 3 the independence of the nAch and FF motives. Discussion was centered upon support for, and explanations of, independence of motives. A two-factor interpretation of the acquisition and maintenance of FF motivation was proposed and explored. Author