Underachieving to Protect Self-worth: Theory, Research and Interventions

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Ashgate, 1999 - Failure (Psychology). - 240 pages
This text examines the concept of self-worth protection in achievement behaviour. This term embraces a range of familiar phenomena such as procrastination, last minute study and low goal setting - all strategies aimed to protect the individual against the conclusion that he or she lacks ability, thereby preserving a sense of self-worth.

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Nature of selfworth protection
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Longterm costs
29
Alternative explanations of failure
45
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