The Shame of Failure: Examining the Link Between Fear of Failure and Shame

  title={The Shame of Failure: Examining the Link Between Fear of Failure and Shame},
  author={Holly Mcgregor and Andrew J Elliot},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={218 - 231}
The present research was designed to examine hypotheses derived from the proposition that shame is the core of fear of failure. Study 1 was conducted in a naturalistic setting and demonstrated that individuals high in fear of failure reported greater shame upon a perceived failure experience than those low in fear of failure. These findings were obtained controlling for other negative emotions. Study 2 was conducted in a controlled laboratory setting and demonstrated that high fear of failure… Expand

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