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An assessment of the similarities between a measure of positive perfectionism and a measure of conscientious achievement striving

Hill, AP, Hall, HK and Appleton, PA (2012) An assessment of the similarities between a measure of positive perfectionism and a measure of conscientious achievement striving. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 13 (3). 353 - 359 (17). ISSN 1469-0292

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Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of the study was to examine the similarities between the constructs measured by the positive perfectionism subscale from the Positive and Negative Perfectionism Scale and the achievement striving subscale from the Revised NEO Personality Inventory. Design: A non-experimental design was adopted. Method: One-hundred and seventy-nine junior basketball players (age M¼ 16.50, s ¼ 1.12) completed measures of positive perfectionism, conscientious achievement striving and other external measures. Results: Analyses revealed that the two scales were highly positively correlated and demonstrated a similar pattern of relationships with the external measures. However, a single latent factor model provided a comparatively poorer fit than a two latent factor model. Conclusions: There is some evidence that the positive perfectionism and achievement striving constructs measured by the scales in this study are distinguishable as two distinct factors in a confirmatory factor analysis; however, more empirical evidence is needed to establish their substantive differences.

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: 12 Oct 2012 11:39
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 03:37
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2011.09.003
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2011.09.003
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/74585

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