Self-handicapping: A Conceptual Analysis

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Year-Number: 2011-Volume 3, Issue 3

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Self-handicapping strategies are impediments to performance that an individual constructs to protect or enhance his/her perceived competence. These impediments allow this individual to discount responsibility for failure and augment credit for success. This paper presents an overview about the consequences, psychodynamics, and underlying factors of the self-handicapping. Also self-handicapping strategies will be described.

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Abstract

Self-handicapping strategies are impediments to performance that an individual constructs to protect or enhance his/her perceived competence. These impediments allow this individual to discount responsibility for failure and augment credit for success. This paper presents an overview about the consequences, psychodynamics, and underlying factors of the self-handicapping. Also self-handicapping strategies will be described.

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