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Training Instruments in HRD and OD  is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek’s rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students and trainers. It contains a repertoire of psychological tests, questionnaires, self-evaluation tests, projective techniques and other instruments that have been used by organisations in different countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ireland, Canada and USA. The experience from diverse users have widened the scope and application of these instruments with minor adaptations for different cultural settings. The book is an outcome of Dr Udai Pareek's rich worldwide experience of more than 50 years with diverse organisations, HRD professionals, researchers, students, and trainers. This enhanced fourth edition includes: • A range of instruments for building team effectiveness in organisations. • Added information on ‘reliability and validity’ in several instruments. Celebrating its vast readership for over two decades, the book caters to Indian HRD professionals, trainers, consultants and researchers.

Fear of Failure: Guessing Test
Fear of failure: Guessing test
22.1 The Instrument and its Administration

The Guessing Test instrument is intended to help respondents gain an insight into their level of fear of failure, which is a dimension of the achievement motive. This is to be used primarily as a training instrument. Its administration is simple. The instrument consists of 15 pairs of statements, and the respondent is required to choose one item from each pair.

22.2 Conceptual Framework

The achievement motive has been found to be a critical factor in entrepreneurship and is reflected in a person's concern for excellence and success. Such concern may be generated either by hope of success (HS) or by fear of failure. The first (HS) is the approach dimension, and ...

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