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A longitudinal examination of the relationship between perfectionism and motivational climate in dance.

Nordin-Bates, Sanna M. and Hill, Andrew P. and Cumming, Jennifer and Aujla, Imogen J. and Redding, Emma (2014) A longitudinal examination of the relationship between perfectionism and motivational climate in dance. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 36 (4). 382 - 391.

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Abstract

The present study examined the relationship between dance-related perfectionism and perceptions of motivational climate in dance over time. In doing so, three possibilities were tested: (a) perfectionism affects perceptions of the motivational climate, (b) perceptions of the motivational climate affect perfectionism, and (c) the relationship is reciprocal. Two hundred seventy-one young dancers (M = 14.21 years old, SD = 1.96) from UK Centres for Advanced Training completed questionnaires twice, approximately 6 months apart. Cross-lagged analysis indicated that perfectionistic concerns led to increased perceptions of an ego-involving climate and decreased perceptions of a task-involving climate over time. In addition, perceptions of a task-involving climate led to increased perfectionistic strivings over time. The findings suggest that perfectionistic concerns may color perceptions of training/performing environments so that mistakes are deemed unacceptable and only superior performanc

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: 10.1123/jsep.2013-0245
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
School/Department: School of Sport
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/671

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