Title

I know this is stupid, but... or, some thoughts on why female students fear failure and not success

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Abstract

Women's so-called fear of success has been widely discussed and disputed. One can find numerous references to it in the Psy chological Abstracts, psychology of women textbooks, and re view articles. In contrast, references to women's fear of failure are not as readily found in the psychological literature. What is intriguing to me about all the attention give to women's fear of success, is that in my experience as a teacher whofrequently deals with women students and their fears, I have found fears of failure tofigure far more prominently in their personal concerns than fears of success.

Publication Name

Treating Women's Fear of Failure: From Worry to Enlightenment

First Page

41

Last Page

49

DOI

10.4324/9781315798653

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