Perfectionism, fear of failure, and affective responses to success and failure: the central role of fear of experiencing shame and embarrassment.

@article{Sagar2009PerfectionismFO,
  title={Perfectionism, fear of failure, and affective responses to success and failure: the central role of fear of experiencing shame and embarrassment.},
  author={S. Sagar and Joachim Stoeber},
  journal={Journal of sport & exercise psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={
          602-27
        }
}
This study investigated how aspects of perfectionism in athletes (N = 388) related to the fears of failure proposed by Conroy et al. (2002), and how perfectionism and fears of failure predicted positive and negative affect after imagined success and failure in sports competitions. Results showed that perfectionistic personal standards showed a negative relationship with fear of experiencing shame and embarrassment and a positive relationship with positive affect after success, whereas… Expand
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