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

  • Author / Creator
    Rasquinha, Allison Mary
  • 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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  • Graduation date
    2013-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3QV3CF3Z
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Physical Education and Recreation
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Dunn, John G. H. (Physical Education and Recreation)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Berry, Tanya (Physical Education and Recreation)
    • Causgrove Dunn, Janice (Physical Education and Recreation)
    • Hickson, Clive (Education)