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| Published: June 30, 2017

Fear of Failure and Perfectionism in Young Adults

Geeta Sunkarapalli

Head of the Department, Department of Psychology, St. Francis College for Women, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Trishi Agarwal

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, St. Francis College for Women, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.131/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.131

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“Fear of failure is a motive to avoid failure in evaluative situations based on anticipatory shame upon failure” (Atkinson, 1957). “Perfectionism is a personality disposition characterized by striving for flawlessness and setting exceedingly high standards of performance accompanied by overly critical evaluations of one’s behavior” (Hewitt & Flett, 1991). Relationship between fear of failure and perfectionism was examined. Data was collected from 200 young adults from Hyderabad using purposive and snowball sampling methods. Performance Failure Appraisal Inventory (Conroy et al., 2002) and Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (Hewitt & Flett, 2004) were used. Data was analyzed using t-test and correlation. Results show a significant positive correlation between fear of failure and perfectionism. Interventions to help reduce Fear of Failure and Perfectionism can be developed.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.131/20170403

10.25215/0403.131

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017