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Unmotivated or motivated to fail? A cross-cultural study of achievement motivation, fear of failure, and student disengagement

De Castella, Krista; Byrne, Donald; Covington, Martin V


A classic distinction in the literature on achievement and motivation is between fear of failure and success orientations. From the perspective of self-worth theory, these motives are not bipolar constructs but dimensions that interact in ways that make s

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Educational Psychology
DOI: 10.1037/a0032464
Access Rights: Open Access


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