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Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise

Hill, Andrew P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6370-8901, Jowett, Gareth E. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4004-2857 and Mallinson-Howard, Sarah H. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8525-1540 (2017) Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise. In: Stoeber, Joachim, (ed.) The Psychology of Perfectionism: Theory, Research, Applications. Routledge

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Perfect performance, flawlessness, and the perfect body are revered in sport, dance, and exercise. As such, sport, dance, and exercise provide ideal domains in which to study perfectionism. This chapter provides an overview of research that has examined multidimensional perfectionism in these domains. We place particular emphasis on the most recent research in this area and provide suggestions to guide future research. It will be argued that perfectionism is a complex characteristic with particular relevance in sport, dance, and exercise. In addition, in its various guises, perfectionism can be problematic, beneficial, and also ambivalent with regards to motivation, well-being, and performance. To better understand the effects of perfectionism in sport, dance, and exercise, we call for research that adopts longitudinal designs, examines moderating factors, develops and refines measurement tools, and focuses on the influence of perfectionism among exercisers.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Psychology of Perfectionism: Theory, Research, Applications on 21/08/2017 available online: https://www.routledge.com/The-Psychology-of-Perfectionism-Theory-Research-Applications/Stoeber/p/book/9781138691032”
Status: Published
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
School/Department: School of Science, Technology and Health
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1758

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