Failure imagery in the fantasy of eighth graders as a function of three conditions of induced arousal

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Abstract

An experiment was conducted in which 3 groups of 8th graders (total N = 143) completed a projective test under conditions of low-arousal medium-arousal, and high-arousal respectively. Fear of Failure (f Failure), as well as n Achievement, significantly discriminated the 3 conditions of induced arousal during projective testing. The medium-arousal group rather than the high-arousal group yielded the highest mean f Failure. It was argued that negative results in past research on f Failure may have resulted from anxiety-provoked repression of failure imagery under high-arousal conditions. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-298
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Educational Psychology
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1962
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • ACHIEVEMENT NEED, &
  • ADJUSTMENT
  • ADOLESCENCE, F FAILURE IN, N ACHIEVEMENT IN
  • AROUSAL
  • AROUSAL, &
  • ATTITUDES &
  • F FAILURE, &
  • FAILURE/SUCCESS, FEAR OF, &
  • N ACHIEVEMENT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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