This study directly related the perception of parental involvement with perfectionist traits (e.g., perfectionistic strivings; perfectionistic concerns) and, the latter, with the perception of sports performance, in a sample (N = 299) of junior soccer athletes, competing in the national championship of Sub15, Sub,17 and Sub19. Path analysis was conducted, and the results showed that the greater the athletes' perception of parental involvement, the higher the perfectionistic strivings and the perception of individual sports performance. The dimension of perfectionistic strivings of the perfectionism trait positively predicts the perception of collective sports performance. A mediation effect of perfectionistic strivings was also found: the higher the perception of parental involvement, the higher the perfectionistic strivings which, in turn, predicts the perception of individual and collective sports performance. This relationship between perceived parental involvement and sports performance was not mediated by perfectionistic concerns. These results emphasize the importance of parental involvement in training sport, highlighting the need to reinforce literacy among parents about the impact of their involvement on the development and performance of the young athlete.
|Date of Award||14 Jul 2022|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||Catarina Morais (Supervisor)|
- Parental involvement
- Perfectionistic strivings
- Perfectionistic concerns