The Relationship between Perfectionism and Motivational Climate in Competitive Athletes

경쟁적 운동선수들의 완벽주의성향과 동기분위기의 상관관계

  • Received : 2017.11.26
  • Accepted : 2019.07.20
  • Published : 2019.07.28


This study aimed to identify the relationship between perfectionism and motivational climate in competitive athletes and to provide information for improvement of their performance. One hundred ninety-six athletes who trained in Korea National Training Center participated in this study and they were divided into record and man-to-man events. Also they filled in the questionnaire about demographic factors, perfectionism, and motivational climate. Collected data were analyzed by using cross validation and independent t-test for identifying the difference of two events and structural equation model for testing hypotheses and model fit. Perfectionism and motivational climate in man-to-man events were stronger compared to record event. In record event, perfectionism was more influenced by ego involving motivational climate compared to task involving, while in man-to-man event, perfectionism was affected by only ego involving motivational climate. However, these both study models had a bad fit.


Perfectionism;Motivational Climate;Ego involving;Task involving;Competition;Athletes

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Fig. 1 Research model

Table 1. Participants' demographic information

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Table 2. Summary of multiple regression analyses in record events

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Table 3. Discriminant validity and correlation matrix in record events

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Table 4. Structural equation model in record events

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Table 5. Summary of multiple regression analyses in man-to-man events

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Table 6 Discriminant validity and correlation matrix in man-to-man events

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Table 7. Structural equation model in man-to-man events

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Supported by : Pukyong National University


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