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Fear of failure: Friend or foe?

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Fear of failure is examined from a need achievement perspective and in the context of research amongst high school and university students. Theory and data suggest that fear of failure can be separated into two camps: overstriving and self-protection. Although each has yields in terms of achievement or in terms of self-protection, they render the academic process an uncertain one for students marked by anxiety, low resilience, and vulnerability to learned helplessness. A cascading model of fa...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Education
Role:
Author
Journal:
AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGIST
Volume:
38
Issue:
1
Pages:
31-38
Publication date:
2003-03-05
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ISSN:
0005-0067
URN:
uuid:fbc8b138-5d66-42a0-90b3-7f73309d51fd
Source identifiers:
103255
Local pid:
pubs:103255
Language:
English

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