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

Date

2013

Authors

De Castella, Krista
Byrne, Donald
Covington, Martin V

Journal Title

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Volume Title

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Abstract

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

Description

Keywords

Keywords: Achievement; Defensive pessimism; Fear of failure; Motivation; Self-handicapping

Citation

Source

Journal of Educational Psychology

Type

Journal article

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Access Statement

Open Access

License Rights

DOI

10.1037/a0032464

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