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The relationship between multidimensional perfectionism and passion in junior athletes.

Curran, Thomas, 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 (2014) The relationship between multidimensional perfectionism and passion in junior athletes. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 45 (4). 369 - 384.

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Abstract

Research suggests that self-oriented perfectionism and socially prescribed perfectionism have unique and distinct motivational properties that are evident among junior athletes. Likewise, harmonious and obsessive passions encompass distinctive patterns of motivation. Based on suggestions that different dimensions of perfectionism may be associated with varying types of passion, the aim of the current study was to test the possibility that self-oriented and socially prescribed perfectionism could be distinguished based on their relationship with harmonious and obsessive passion in junior athletes. Two hundred and forty-nine athletes (M age = 16.07, SD = 2.22) competing in various youth sports completed measures of perfectionism and passion. Multiple regression and canonical correlation analyses indicated that self-oriented perfectionism predicted higher levels of both types of passion. In contrast, socially prescribed perfectionism predicted only obsessive passion. The findings provide

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
School/Department: School of Science, Technology and Health
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/860

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