Fear of Academic Failure as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

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A successful transition into Higher Education is influenced by a number of different factors. This chapter focuses upon the personal category which, among other things, includes students’ coping behaviour under pressure and their negotiation of failure. We examine whether students’ individual level of motivation, fear of failure, enjoyment and self-efficacy, assessed before the beginning of their studies, influences their probability of academic success at the end of the first year. Using a logistic regression we found out, that fear of failure have a significant moderate effect on study success and therefore may become a self-fulfilling-prophecy.

Authors Wagner, Dietrich & Brahm, Taiga
Editors Kyndt, Eva; Donche, Vincent; Trigwell, Keith & Lindblom-Ylänne, Sari
Language English
Subjects education
Institute/School ?? STUDENT ??
University of St.Gallen
IWP - Institute of Business Education and Educational Management
University of St.Gallen
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Date 2017
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication London
Series Name New perspectives on learning and instruction
Page Range 13-30
Title of Book Higher education transitions : theory and research
ISBN 978-1-138-67088-4
Depositing User Dietrich Wagner
Date Deposited 22 Sep 2017 09:18
Last Modified 24 Nov 2017 07:35
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/251988



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Wagner, Dietrich & Brahm, Taiga: Fear of Academic Failure as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. In: New perspectives on learning and instruction. London : Routledge, 2017, S. 13-30.


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