Perfectionism and performance-related psychobiosocial states : The mediating role of competition appraisals
Ruiz, M. C., Appleton, P. R., Duda, J. L., Bortoli, L., & Robazza, C. (2022). Perfectionism and performance-related psychobiosocial states : The mediating role of competition appraisals. European Journal of Sport Science, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2022.2049374
Published inEuropean Journal of Sport Science
© 2022 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Using the multi-states (MuSt) theory as a framework, the present study focused on the individual (personality) antecedents of psychobiosocial states. Psychobiosocial states comprise emotional subjective experiences and their correlates (cognitive, motivational, volitional, bodily, motor-behavioural, operational, and communicative), that can be functional for performance (helpful) or dysfunctional (harmful). Specifically, we examined the relationships between two perfectionism dimensions (perfectionistic strivings and concerns) and functional and dysfunctional psychobiosocial states. The hypothesised mediational role of competitive appraisals was also tested. Participants (N = 271, 138 female, 133 male, M age = 22.74 ± 7.01) completed questionnaires assessing the targeted variables. Structural equation modelling revealed that perfectionistic strivings were positive predictors of functional states directly and via challenge appraisals. On the other hand, perfectionistic concerns were positive predictors of dysfunctional states directly and via threat appraisals. Results provide support to MuSt theory and extend the literature on the antecedents of athletes’ performance related feeling states. Findings also provide support for the holistic conceptualization of psychobiosocial states encompassing the functionality dimension. The results highlight the importance of developing interventions aimed at helping athletes high in perfectionistic concerns evaluate situations as a challenge (and less of a threat) and increasing their perceived resources. ...
PublisherInforma UK Limited
ISSN Search the Publication Forum1746-1391
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
- Liikuntatieteiden tiedekunta 
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Perceived motivational climate influences athletes’ emotion regulation strategies, emotions, and psychobiosocial experiences Robazza, Claudio; Morano, Milena; Bortoli, Laura; Ruiz, Montse C. (Elsevier, 2022)The purpose of the study was to investigate whether athletes’ perceptions about the motivational climate created by their coach influence emotion regulation strategies (i.e., cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression), ...
Student intention to engage in leisure-time physical activity : The interplay of task-involving climate, competence need satisfaction and psychobiosocial states in physical education Battista, Rossana Di; Robazza, Claudio; Ruiz, Montse C.; Bertollo, Maurizio; Vitali, Francesca; Bortoli, Laura (Sage, 2019)Grounded in achievement goal theory and basic psychological needs theory, the aim of this study was to examine the impact of the interaction of perceived motivational climate in physical education with psychological needs ...
Performance-related fear experiences, coping and perceived functional impact on highly skilled athletes Puolamäki, Melina (2013)ABSTRACT Melina Puolamäki, 2013. Performance-related fear experiences, coping and perceived functional impact on highly skilled athletes. Master’s Thesis in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Department of Sport Science, ...
Performance-related affective experiences in elite shooters during the preparation season Lima Fogaça, Janaina; Päkk, Robert (2012)Janaina Lima Fogaca & Robert Päkk, 2012. Performance-related affective experiences in elite shooters during the preparation season. Department of Sport Sciences. University of Jyväskylä. 79 p. The present study examined ...
Emotional Intelligence and Psychobiosocial States : Mediating Effects of Intra-Team Communication and Role Ambiguity Nateri, Rachele; Robazza, Claudio; Tolvanen, Asko; Bortoli, Laura; Hatzigeorgiadis, Antonis; Ruiz, Montse C. (MDPI, 2020)Emotional intelligence is an important variable related to the interaction and functioning of sports teams. The present study examined the relationship between players’ trait emotional intelligence and functional and ...