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Self-esteem and perfectionism in elite athletes: effects on competitive anxiety and self-confidence
Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, SE-106, Stockholm, Sweden.
Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, SE-106, Stockholm, Sweden.
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
2002 (English)In: Personality and Individual Differences, ISSN 0191-8869, E-ISSN 1873-3549, Vol. 32, no 5, 865-875 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The setting of high standards is an integral part of elite sports, and often beneficial for the athlete's performance. However. individuals who are characterized by frequent cognitions about the attainment of ideal, perfectionistic standards, have been shown to be likely to experience heightened levels of anxiety. due to discrepancies between ideal and current self 1 situation. This could Of Course be detrimental to their sport performance. The aim Of the Study Was to investigate the relationship between different patterns of perfectionistic dimensions and sport-related competitive anxiety and self-confidence. for elite athletes with different self-esteem strategies. The results revealed that the relation between self-esteem and perfectionism differs depending on which dimensions of self-esteem and perfectionism that ire being considered. Athletes with a high self-esteem based on a respect and love for themselves had more positive patterns of perfectionism, whereas athletes who have a self-esteem that is dependent on competence aspects showed I more negative perfectionism. Further, negative patterns of perfectionism were in the present Study related to higher levels of cognitive anxiety and lower levels of self-confidence, Hence, it seems that sport related anxiety is positively associated to certain patterns of perfectionism. patterns that are more common in individuals with specific self-esteem strategies. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2002. Vol. 32, no 5, 865-875 p.
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elite athletes, perfectionism, personality, anxiety, self-confidence
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Psychology Sport and Fitness Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-18755DOI: 10.1016/S0191-8869(01)00092-7ISI: 000174990800009Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-0037023267OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-18755DiVA: diva2:540844
Available from: 2012-07-12 Created: 2012-06-25 Last updated: 2017-03-06Bibliographically approved

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