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Family patterns of perfectionism: An examination of elite junior athletes and their parents.

Appleton, Paul R., Hall, Howard and Hill, Andrew P. (2010) Family patterns of perfectionism: An examination of elite junior athletes and their parents. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 11 (5). 363 - 371.

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Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the origins of self-oriented, socially prescribed, and other-oriented perfectionism in elite junior athletes. This was achieved by examining the relationships between parents’ and athletes’ multidimensional perfectionistic tendencies and testing two models of perfectionism development: the social learning and social expectations models. Methods: Two samples of junior athletes and their parents (Sample 1, n = 302; Sample 2, n = 259) completed a self-report version of Hewitt and Flett’s (2004) Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale. Athletes also completed a second version of this scale, which captured their perceptions of parents’ perfectionism. Results: Regression analyses revealed that athletes’ self-oriented perfectionism was predicted by parents’ self-oriented perfectionism, athletes’ other-oriented perfectionism was predicted by parents’ other-oriented perfectionism, and athletes’ socially prescribed perfectionism was p

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2010.04.005
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
School/Department: School of Sport
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/674

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