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Perfectionism and Athlete Burnout in Junior Elite Athletes: The Mediating Role of Motivation Regulations

Hill, AP and Appleton, PA (2012) Perfectionism and Athlete Burnout in Junior Elite Athletes: The Mediating Role of Motivation Regulations. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 6 (2). 129 - 146 (17). ISSN 1932-9261

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This study investigated whether motivation regulations mediate the relationship between socially prescribed and self-oriented dimensions of perfectionism and athlete burnout. Two-hundred and thirty-one (N = 231) elite junior athletes completed the Child and Adolescent Perfectionism Scale (Flett, Hewitt, Boucher,Davidson, & Munro, 2000), the Sport Motivation Scale (Pelletier, Fortier, Vallerand, Tuson, & Blais, 1995), and the Athlete Burnout Questionnaire (Raedeke & Smith, 2009). Multiple mediator regression analyses revealed that amotivation mediated the relationship between socially prescribed perfectionism and burnout symptoms. Amotivation and intrinsic motivation emerged as significant mediators of the relationship between self-oriented perfectionism and burnout symptoms. The findings suggest that patterns of motivation regulations are important factors in the perfectionism-athlete burnout relationship.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2012, Human Kinetics. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
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 12:45
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 13:47
Status: Published
Publisher: Human Kinetics
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/74586

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