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Perfectionistic strivings and the perils of partialling.

Hill, Andrew P. (2014) Perfectionistic strivings and the perils of partialling. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 12 (4). 302 - 315.

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Abstract

Two recent reviews of research examining the effects of perfectionism in athletes concluded that perfectionistic strivings is adaptive when perfectionistic concerns are controlled or partialled. This study aims to provide a caveat to the conclusions of these reviews by highlighting the perils of partialling and illustrating how it is possible for the conceptual meaning of perfectionistic strivings to change following partialling. In order to do so, 283 athletes (age M = 20.65, s = 3.68, range 18–43) completed measures of two commonly used sub-dimensions of perfectionistic strivings and perfectionistic concerns (personal standards and concern over mistakes) along with a number of constructs from their nomological network. A comparison of the observed relationships before (raw scores) and after (residualised scores) partialling indicated a reasonably high degree of overall similarity. However, closer examination revealed 14 of 18 individual relationships changed in magnitude, direction

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "This is an accepted version of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology on 02/06/2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1612197X.2014.919602"
Status: Published
DOI: 10.1080/1612197X.2014.919602
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
School/Department: School of Sport
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/687

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