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Uta Kraus, Sophie Clara Holtmann and Tanja Legenbauer

proposed comprising cultural and individual as well as sport-specific aspects. The latter include perfectionism, a strong achievement orientation, pressure from coaches and regulations within specific disciplines ( Nattiv et al., 2007 ; Sundgot-Borgen et al., 2013 ). In regard to sport specific aspects

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Megan M. Buning

challenge attitudes, long-term and future goal attitudes, and developing risk-taking attitudes for performance. Accompanying each attribute is a list of common obstacles (e.g., overinvestment, perfectionism, fear of failure, expectations, negative thoughts and emotions) and solutions. Next, approaches to

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Sebastian Altfeld, Paul Schaffran, Jens Kleinert and Michael Kellmann

for the problem I’ve failed’. Unconscious and conscious rules, motives, and evaluations like those above support increased stress reactions and experiences ( Kaluza, 2014 ; Koch et al., 2015 ). In general, high personalized demands (e.g., perfectionism), a lone fighter strategy, impatience, inability

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Rachel Arnold, Nicole Bolter, Lori Dithurbide, Karl Erickson, Blair Evans, Larkin Lamarche, Sean Locke, Eric Martin and Kathleen Wilson

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-matched counterparts. This study sought to address this issue in Norwegian adolescents. As a secondary aim, the authors also investigated whether perfectionism accounted for any variation in psychological distress. In total, 611 athletes and 355 student controls provided self-reporting data on psychological distress

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J.D. DeFreese and Alan L. Smith

, & Smith, 2015 ; Eklund & Cresswell, 2007 ; Goodger, Gorely, Lavallee, & Harwood, 2007 ). Additional work has linked athlete burnout to certain dispositional traits, including a positive association with maladaptive forms of perfectionism (e.g.,  Appleton & Hill, 2012 ; Hill, Hall, Appleton, & Murray

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Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Celina Shirazipour and Krystn Orr

participation and psychological constructs of grit, hardiness, resiliency, perfectionism, and sensation seeking to training, performance, and quality of life. Part 3 shifts gears slightly through its broad focus on physical activity participation (i.e., lifestyle physical activity, structured exercise, and

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Rachael E. Flatt and Craig Barr Taylor

including perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive tendencies ( Forsberg & Lock, 2006 ; Thompson & Sherman, 1999 ); early sport specialization ( Sundgot-Borgen, 1994 ); exposure to traumatic and triggering events such as injuries ( Currie, 2010 ; Sundgot-Borgen, 1994 ); negative coach behavior and comments

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Peter Olusoga, Marte Bentzen and Goran Kentta

) 177 MIX F = 35.5% M = 66.4% COLL All levels N.S. MIX 12 different sports USA QUANT Survey CS MBI Adapted for use with coaches Results indicated an indirect effect of self-evaluative perfectionism on burnout through perceived stress, as well as a significant direct link to burnout, accounting for 56

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Pedro Teques, Luís Calmeiro, Henrique Martins, Daniel Duarte and Nicholas L. Holt

). Likewise, students who hold pure personal standards perfectionism had higher levels of EI, whereas those with pure evaluative concerns perfectionism scored lower on EI ( Gong, Fletcher, & Paulson, 2017 ). As studies in sport are still scarce, researchers should consider personality traits to understand the

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Cesar R. Torres

sport as a noble quest for perfection, understood as the concern and search for excellence. This is very much in line with Rawl’s ( 1971 ) characterization of perfectionism as demanding the maximum “achievement of human excellence in art, science and culture” (p. 325). Along the same lines, Parfit