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Perfectionism myths in sport and exercise psychology

Hill, Andrew P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6370-8901 (2021) Perfectionism myths in sport and exercise psychology. In: Psychological Insights Into Coaching Practice Annual Conference, 23 June 2021, Online/Newcastle University, UK.. (Unpublished)

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Despite considerable progress on the scientific understanding of perfectionism in the last 30 years, it remains misunderstood by many researchers and practitioners in sport. The talk will address four common perfectionism myths. Specifically, perfectionism refers only to the personal standards that athletes have, that types of perfectionists exist, that perfectionism is necessary to be successful, and that perfectionism can be good for your health. Research will be presented that debunks each of these myths. Perfectionism is revealed to be a multidimensional, evident to some degree in everyone, with arrange of complex consequences. Its consequences may include performance benefits, for some athletes some of the time, but more likely motivation, performance, and wellbeing difficulties, for most athletes most of the time.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Status: Unpublished
School/Department: School of Science, Technology and Health
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/7169

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