Fear of failure and self-handicapping in college physical education

Lung Hung Chen, Mei Yen Chen, Meng Shyan Lin, Ying Hwa Kee, Shang Hsueh Shui*

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between fear of failure and self-handicapping within the context of physical education. Participants were 103 college freshmen enrolled in aerobic dance physical education classes in Taiwan. They completed the Performance Failure Appraisal Inventory and Self-Handicapping Scale for Sport 3 mo. aft er entering the class. Hierarchical regression indicated that scores on fear of failure predicted self-handicapping scores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-713
Number of pages7
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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