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Pooja Somasundaram and Alexandra M. Burgess

perfectionism is not functioning as a risk factor for this group as is commonly assumed. One explanation for this finding may be that aesthetic sport athletes have become desensitized to self-presentational concerns due to the exposure of their bodies in practice and competition becoming a routine ( Hausenblas

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Mark Norman, Katelyn Esmonde and Courtney Szto

or knowledge to write authoritatively about the sport. It is problematic that, through my self-presentation of my privilege, I could both claim legitimacy as a hockey blogger and create a buffer against the cruel, dismissive, and hateful comments that regularly silence or diminish the voices less

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Mike Stoker, Ian Maynard, Joanne Butt, Kate Hays and Paul Hughes

negatively affected in a high-pressure condition by increases in self-presentation as induced by judgment stressors. Notably, these results contrast with the findings of Stoker et al. ( 2017 ) where they discovered that consequences did not affect performance. Specifically, elite netballers were exposed to

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Cassio M. Meira Jr and Jeffrey T. Fairbrother

performance is not consistent with past literature that has highlighted positive effects of task orientation for skill development ( Duda & Ntoumanis, 2003 ) and transfer ( VandeWalle, 2003 ). As feedback entails a high self-presentation cost for ego-oriented individuals ( VandeWalle, 2003 ), they are thought

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Denise M. Hill, Matthew Cheesbrough, Paul Gorczynski and Nic Matthews

additional source of distraction was self-presentation concerns, as they were focusing on the negative image they had just presented during the choking event: “My focus was on him [playing partner]. What he was thinking about me, rather than the next shot. . . . I was so embarrassed that I just couldn’t get

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Roger Baines

the individual is no longer pressured to maintain a public performance ( Leary, 1995 ). Goffman’s self-presentation theory has been used to explain the appeal of social media for celebrities, including sport stars, because social media provide direct access to the backstage dimensions of their lives

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Cheryl A. MacDonald

classified according to the following categories adapted from Lebel and Danylchuk’s ( 2014 ) study of athlete self-presentation on Twitter: the Conversationalist, the Insider, the Fan Himself, the Informer, the Analyst, the Comedian, the Brand Manager, the Engager, the Appreciator, and Other. 7 It was also

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Kevin S. Spink and Kayla Fesser

consciously bias their responses for self-presentation reasons when responding to hypothetical situations ( Alexander & Becker, 1978 ). Moreover, systematically varying the characteristics of interest captured in the vignettes (i.e., coach encouragement, teammate intervention) allowed for precise examination

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Colin D. McLaren and Kevin S. Spink

, which does not allow for the calculation of reliability or validity estimates. Furthermore, another potential issue with using self-report to generate a group-level variable (i.e., team performance) is the opportunity for bias to feature in this rating (e.g., self-presentation due to status), which may

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Samuel T. Forlenza, Scott Pierce, Robin S. Vealey and John Mackersie

, social support, mastery, demonstration of ability, physical self-presentation, environmental comfort, vicarious experiences, situational favorableness, and coaches’ leadership. Subsequent research with elite athletes identified additional sources of sport-confidence, including physical and mental