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Perfectionism

Stoeber, Joachim (2014) Perfectionism. In: Eklund, Robert C. and Tenenbaum, Gershon, eds. Encyclopedia of sport and exercise psychology. Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 527-530. ISBN 978-1-4522-0383-6. (KAR id:34062)

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Abstract

Perfectionism is a personality disposition characterized by striving for flawlessness and setting exceedingly high standards for performance, accompanied by tendencies for overly critical evaluations. It is a disposition that may pervade all areas of life, particularly areas in which performance plays as major role (e.g., work, school). Therefore, it comes as no surprise that perfectionism is a common characteristic in competitive athletes.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: perfectionism; perfectionistic strivings; perfectionistic concerns; sport & exercise psychology; motivation; emotion; performance
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Joachim Stoeber
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 17:13 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34062 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Stoeber, Joachim: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6439-9917
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