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Lois Layne, Clinton Layne, Larry Hanser

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


A review of the current literature on the motive to avoid success (Horner, 1972) reveals that no research has focused on now the motive to avoid success relates to masculinity and femininity when they are conceptualized in other than a bipolar dimension. me present study was designed to ascertain the extent to which the motive to avoid success relates to sex-role identifications. The hypotheses that a nigh motive to avoid success would occur with feminine sex -role identification and that masculine or androgynous sex -roles would be related to low or absent motive to avoid success scores were not supported. The presence and absence of the motive to avoid success were not related to masculinity and femininity either as orthogonal variables or as gender determined variables.


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