Performance Failure Appraisal Inventory – Short Form (PFAI-S)

Performance Failure Appraisal Inventory – Short Form (PFAI-S)
Conroy et al.‚ 2002
Performance Failure Appraisal Inventory – long Form (PFAI-S)
1.    When I am failing‚ it is often because I am not smart enough to perform successfully.
2.    When I am failing‚ my future seems uncertain.
3.    When I am failing‚ it upsets important others.
4.    When I am failing‚ I blame my lack of talent.
5.    When I am failing‚ I believe that my future plans will change.
6.    When I am failing‚ I expect to be criticized by important others.
7.    When I am failing‚ I am afraid that I might not have enough talent.
8.    When I am failing‚ it upsets my “plan” for the future.
9.    When I am failing‚ I lose the trust of people who are important to me.
10.When I am not succeeding‚ I am less valuable than when I succeed.
11.When I am not succeeding‚ people are less interested in me.
12.When I am failing‚ I am not worried about it affecting my future plans.
13.When I am not succeeding‚ people seem to want to help me less.
14.When I am failing‚ important others are not happy.
15.When I am not succeeding‚ I get down on myself easily.
16.When I am failing‚ I hate the fact that I am not in control of the outcome.
17.When I am not succeeding‚ people tend to leave me alone.
18.When I am failing‚ it is embarrassing if others are there to see it.
19.When I am failing‚ important others are disappointed.
20.When I am failing‚ I believe that everybody knows I am failing.
21.When I am not succeeding‚ some people are not interested in me anymore.
22.When I am failing‚ I believe that my doubters feel that they were right about me.
23.When I am not succeeding‚ my value decreases for some people.
24.When I am failing‚ I worry about what others think about me.
25.When I am failing‚ I worry that others may think I am not trying
Performance Failure Appraisal Inventory – Short Form (PFAI-S)
1.    When I am failing‚ I am afraid that I might not have enough talent.
2.    When I am failing‚ it upsets my “plan” for the future.
3.    When I am not succeeding‚ people are less interested in me.
4.    When I am failing‚ important others are disappointed.
5.    When I am failing‚ I worry about what others think about me. 
FSE (.8)‚ FDSE (.74)‚ FUF (.8)‚ FIOLI (.8)‚ FUIO (.78)
-2 “Do Not Believe At All” to +2 “Believe 100% of the Time”
1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree)
Fear of Experiencing Shame & Embarrassment (FSE) item # 10‚ 15‚ 18‚ 20‚ 22‚ 24‚ and 25
Fear of Devaluing One’s Self-Estimate (FDSE) item # 1‚ 4‚ 7‚ and 16
Fear of ha‎ving an Uncertain Future (FUF) item # 2‚ 5‚ 8‚ 12
Fear of Important Others Losing Interest (FIOLI) item # 11‚ 13‚ 17‚ 21‚ and 23
Fear of Upsetting Important Others (FUIO) item # 3‚ 6‚ 9‚ 14‚ and 19
General Fear of Failure (FSE+ FDSE+ FUF+ FIOLI+ FUIO) 

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Conroy‚ D. E. (2002). Representational models associated with fear of failure in adolescents and young adults. Manuscript submitted for publication.

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