An Evaluation of Fear of Success in Female and Male Athletes and Nonathletes

Silva III, John M.
March 1982
Journal of Sport Psychology;1982, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p92
Academic Journal
The article presents an evaluation of fear of success in female and male athletes and nonathletes. The phenomenon of fear of success is motivated for different reasons in females than in males, with women having a higher fear of success than men. In addition, those with high fears of success attributed winning to external factors and losing to internal factors.


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