I know this is stupid, but... or, some thoughts on why female students fear failure and not success
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.
Treating Women's Fear of Failure: From Worry to Enlightenment
Golden, Carla, "I know this is stupid, but... or, some thoughts on why female students fear failure and not success" (2014). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 871.