Perfectionism and parenting styles in male youth soccer

  • Author / Creator
    Sapieja, Klaudia
  • This study examined the relationship between perfectionism and parenting styles among 194 male youth soccer players (M age = 13.64 years). Participants completed the Sport Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale-2 (Sport-MPS-2: Gotwals & Dunn, 2009) and the Parenting Style Inventory-2 (PSI-2: Darling & Toyokawa, 1997). Factor analyses conducted on PSI-2 data resulted in a single factor that represented positive aspects of parenting and was labeled ―child-centered parenting‖ (cf. Maccoby & Martin, 1983). Correlational results revealed significant and theoretically meaningful relationships between various perfectionism dimensions and child-centered parenting. Cluster analyses supported the existence of three groups of perfectionists: adaptive-, maladaptive-, and non-perfectionists. Significant between-cluster differences on perceptions of child-centered parenting were obtained (ps < .001), with maladaptive perfectionists perceiving their parents as being less child-centered than both adaptive- and non-perfectionists. Results are discussed surrounding the potential impact that parenting styles may have on the development of perfectionism in youth athletes.

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    Master of Arts
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    University of Alberta
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    • Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Dunn, John G. H. (Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Magill-Evans, Joyce (Department of Occupational Therapy)
    • Dunn, John, G. H. (Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation)
    • Holt, Nicholas L. (Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation)