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Title: The impact of perfectionism on psychological well-being and ill-being in athletes with and without hearing disability
Author: Ho, Sin Huen Mimi
ISNI:       0000 0004 6494 4115
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2017
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The overarching aim of the current thesis was to assess the well-being and ill-being correlates of two perfectionism dimensions (i.e., self-oriented and socially prescribed perfectionism) in hearing and deaf athletes. In Study One (Chapter Two), a cross-sectional approach revealed the similarities in the relationships between self-oriented and socially prescribed perfectionism and the broader array of burning out symptoms in deaf and hearing athletes. Study Two (Chapter Three) adopted a longitudinal design, and examined whether self-oriented and socially prescribed perfectionism predicted changes in enjoyment and subjective vitality over four months, as well as whether changes in exhaustion over the same time period mediated the hypothesised relationships. A further purpose of study two was to examine whether the hypothesised relationships were invariant across hearing and deaf athletes. Study Three (Chapter Four) adopted qualitative semi-structured interviews to gain a deeper understanding of high self-oriented and socially prescribed perfectionism in deaf and hearing athletes using a self-regulation framework. The majority of the findings suggest that self-oriented and socially prescribed perfectionism function in a similar manner across deaf and hearing athletes. It is hoped that the findings presented in this thesis may inform future research in deaf athletes to help protect this growing population from the perils of perfectionism.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology ; RC1200 Sports Medicine