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|Peer Review Status: ||Refereed|
|Title: ||The developmental origins of fear of failure in adolescent athletes: Examining
|Author(s): ||Sagar, Sam S|
|Contact Email: ||email@example.com|
|Issue Date: ||May-2010|
|Citation: ||Sagar SS & Lavallee D (2010) The developmental origins of fear of failure in
adolescent athletes: Examining parental practices, Psychology of Sport and
Exercise, 11 (3), pp. 177-187.|
|Abstract: ||Objectives: We investigated the developmental origins of fear of failure (FF) in
adolescent athletes by examining how parental sport socialization practices in
daily parent-child interaction contribute to the development of FF in the child-
Method: Three intact families of adolescent athletes (ages 13-14 years)
participated in the study; three athletes and six parents. Each mother, father
and athlete was interviewed separately three times over a 3-4 week period.
Interviews with parents ranged between 90 and 200 min and with the athletes
between 60 and 106 min. Social constructionist epistemology underpinned the
Results: Data analyses revealed three categories of parental sport socialization
practices that can contribute to young athletes' FF: punitive behavior,
controlling behavior, and high expectations for achievement. These practices
appear to be grounded in the parents' belief that losing competitions will lead
to aversive consequences for their child's sporting progression and career.
Therefore, they employed these practices in an attempt to ensure their child's
success in competitions.
Conclusions: Such parental socialization practices and negative responses to
their child's failure can contribute to the child's FF development; as the child
appraises these practices and responses to be aversive consequences of failure
and, subsequently, fears failure. The present study represents the first
endeavor to examine the developmental origins of FF in young athletes and its
findings enhance conceptual understanding of FF in the youth sport context,
contributing to theory and practice.|
|Type: ||Journal Article|
|DOI Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2010.01.004|
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|Affiliation: ||Loughborough University|
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