Fear of Failure and Fear of Success: The Relationship of Achievement Motives to the Motor Performance of Males and Females

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The study was designed to determine the relationship between the psychological constructs of "fear of failure (FOF)" and "fear of success (FOS)" and motor performance in badminton. Forty-three males and fifty-one females in beginning badminton classes were administered the FOF and FOS scales, followed by three independent skills tests and a round-robin singles tournament. Conclusions were that FOF and FOS are two separate performance motives; FOF appears to be the dominant motive for females; both FOF and FOS are related to motor performance in face-to-face competition, while only FOS is related to performance in isolated skills.

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Albury, Kevin W. December 1982.

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The study was designed to determine the relationship between the psychological constructs of "fear of failure (FOF)" and "fear of success (FOS)" and motor performance in badminton. Forty-three males and fifty-one females in beginning badminton classes were administered the FOF and FOS scales, followed by three independent skills tests and a round-robin singles tournament. Conclusions were that FOF and FOS are two separate performance motives; FOF appears to be the dominant motive for females; both FOF and FOS are related to motor performance in face-to-face competition, while only FOS is related to performance in isolated skills.

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Albury, Kevin W. Fear of Failure and Fear of Success: The Relationship of Achievement Motives to the Motor Performance of Males and Females, thesis, December 1982; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504592/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .