Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Sociology and Anthropology
George W. Barger
Although a considerable body of knowledge had been developed on the motive to achieve and the motive to avoid failure (Atkinson, 1953, 1964; McClelland, 1953, 1961; Veroff et al., 1953), the motive to avoid success did not receive much attention until Matina Homer began her work in 1965 (Horner, 1968, 1971; Tresemer, 1974). Since 1965, several other studies (Hoffman, 1974; Feather and Raphelson, 1974; Levine and Crumrine, 1975) have focused on the prevalence and consequences of fear of success, but their results have left several questions unanswered.
Fahrlander, Rebecca A., "The relationship between attitudes toward women and the motive to avoid success" (1976). Student Work. 63.
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