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Developmental Correlates of Perfectionism in Sport: Task Value, Perceived Competence and Athletic Identity Open Access


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athletic identity
task value
competitive sport level
perceived competence
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University of Alberta
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Rasquinha, Allison Mary
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Dunn, John G. H. (Physical Education and Recreation)
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Hickson, Clive (Education)
Berry, Tanya (Physical Education and Recreation)
Causgrove Dunn, Janice (Physical Education and Recreation)
Physical Education and Recreation

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Master of Arts
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This study assessed the degree to which retrospective levels of task value in sport, perceived competence in sport, and athletic identity during early adolescence were associated with perfectionism levels in sport among a sample of 377 undergraduates (M age = 20.89 years). The study also assessed the extent to which perfectionism varied as a function of the level of competitive sport in which people participated. Correlation and regression analyses revealed that retrospective levels of task value, perceived competence, and athletic identity during early adolescence were positively associated with sport-perfectionism levels later in life. Results from a MANOVA indicated that sport-perfectionism levels were generally higher among people who participated in higher (as opposed to lower) levels of competitive sport. On the basis of these results, it is suggested that task value, perceived competence, athletic identity, and competitive sport level may all play a role in the development of perfectionism in sport.
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