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An Independent Effects Approach to Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise

Jowett, Gareth E. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4004-2857, Mallinson-Howard, Sarah H. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8525-1540 and Hill, Andrew P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6370-8901 (2016) An Independent Effects Approach to Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise. In: Hill, Andrew P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6370-8901, (ed.) The Psychology of Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise. Routledge

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A large portion of research that has examined perfectionism in sport, dance, and exercise has done so by examining the effects of dimensions of perfectionism separately and, in many cases, their unique effects. In this chapter, we describe this approach and provide a summary of research that has adopted it in sport, dance and exercise. In reviewing research, particular attention is given to studies that have examined the relationship between perfectionism and athlete burnout. This is because, more so than other outcomes, there are ample studies on which to draw that have examined this relationship. In addition, these studies illustrate nicely the divergent processes associated with dimensions of perfectionism. We conclude by offering a caveat to this approach that centres on the ‘perils of partialling’ and the importance of viewing ‘pure’ dimensions of perfectionism as potentially distinct from their original counterparts.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
School/Department: School of Science, Technology and Health
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1418

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