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A comparative examination of the correlates of self-oriented perfectionism and conscientious achievement striving in male junior elite cricketers.

Hill, AP, Hall, HK and Appleton, PR (2010) A comparative examination of the correlates of self-oriented perfectionism and conscientious achievement striving in male junior elite cricketers. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 11. 162 - 168 (7). ISSN 1469-0292

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Abstract

Objectives: Recent research suggests that self-oriented perfectionism may be similar to conscientious achievement striving. Flett and Hewitt (2006) have argued, however, that despite some similarities, there are also critical theoretical differences. The purpose of the current investigation was to examine differences between self-oriented perfectionism and conscientious achievement striving in terms of their relationship with core dimensions of perfectionism. Method: A sample comprising 255 male cricket players (age M = 15.51 SD = 1.63) from British county cricket academies completed measures of self-oriented perfectionism, conscientious achievement striving and various other dimensions of perfectionism (e.g., high standards, perfectionistic striving, selfcriticism,and fear of failure). Results: Analyses indicated that self-oriented perfectionism and conscientious achievement striving shared an association with high standards and perfectionistic striving. However, self-oriented perfectionism was also positively related to concern over mistakes, a fear of failure and negative reactions to imperfection. Further, the relationship between self-oriented perfectionism and both high standards and perfectionistic striving remained significant after controlling for conscientious achievement striving. Conclusion: The findings suggest that these two achievement related personality factors are distinct and are likely to have divergent consequences for junior athletes.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Biological Sciences (Leeds) > Institute of Membrane and Systems Biology (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2012 12:49
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 01:28
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2009.11.001
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2009.11.001
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/74571

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