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Perfectionism and Perceptions of Social Loafing in Youth Soccer Players

  • Author / Creator
    Vaartstra, Matthew B
  • This study examined the relationships between multidimensional perfectionism and perceptions of social loafing in sport among a sample of 162 female and 54 male youth soccer players (M age = 15.25 years; SD = .63). Participants completed a measure of perfectionism in sport and two self-report measures of perceived social loafing in sport. Canonical correlation analysis revealed a profile of maladaptive perfectionism that was positively correlated (RC1 = .35) with athletes’ tendencies to (a) believe that teammates socially loafed, and (b) be more accepting/approving of social-loafing behaviours in training. A second canonical function revealed a profile of adaptive perfectionism that was positively correlated (RC2 = .30) with athletes’ tendencies to (a) believe that teammates socially loafed, and (b) be less accepting/approving of social-loafing behaviours in training. Results reinforce the need to consider personality as an important variable when examining factors that potentially influence social loafing in sport.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-04
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3N71J
  • 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
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Holt, Nicholas (Physical Education and Recreation)
    • Hickson, Clive (Education)