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Fear of failure, 2 × 2 achievement goal and self-handicapping: an examination of the hierarchical model of achievement motivation in physical education

Chen, Lung Hung, Wu, Chia-Huei, Kee, Ying Hwa, Lin, Meng-Shyan and Shui, Shang-Hsueh (2009) Fear of failure, 2 × 2 achievement goal and self-handicapping: an examination of the hierarchical model of achievement motivation in physical education. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 34 (4). pp. 298-305. ISSN 0303-8300

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.cedpsych.2009.06.006

Abstract

In this study, the hierarchical model of achievement motivation [Elliot, A. J. (1997). Integrating the “classic” and “contemporary” approaches to achievement motivation: A hierarchical model of approach and avoidance achievement motivation. In P. Pintrich & M. Maehr (Eds.), Advances in motivation and achievement (Vol. 10, pp. 143–179). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press] is used to investigate the motivational mechanism behind the relationship between fear of failure and self-handicapping adoption. A cross-sectional design was employed. The participants were 691 college students enrolled in physical education in Taiwan. Students completed the Performance Failure Appraisal Inventory (PEAI-S; Conroy, D. E., Willow, J. P., & Metzler, J. N. (2002). Multidimensional measurement of fear of failure: The performance failure appraisal inventory. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 14, 76–90), the Chinese 2 × 2 Achievement Goal Questionnaire for Physical Education (CAGQ-PE; Chen, L. H. (2007). Construct validity of Chinese 2 × 2 achievement goal questionnaire in physical education: Evidence from collectivistic culture. Paper presented at the 5th conference of the Asian South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology. Bangkok, Thailand) and the Self-Handicapping Scale (SHS; Wu, C. H., Wang, C. H., & Lin, Y. C. (2004). The exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis of self-handicap scale for sport. Journal of Higher Education in Physical Education, 6(1), 139–148). Structural equation modeling was conducted. Generally, the results showed that mastery-avoidance and performance-avoidance goals partially mediated the relationship between fear of failure and self-handicapping. The results are discussed in terms of the hierarchical model of achievement motivation, and its implications for physical education are also highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03614...
Additional Information: © 2009 Elsevier
Divisions: Management
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2013 10:02
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2019 01:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/51714

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