Term of Award

Summer 2005

Degree Name

Master of Science in Kinesiology (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Department

Department of Health and Kinesiology

Committee Chair

Daniel R. Czech

Committee Member 1

A. Barry Joyner

Committee Member 2

Barry A. Munkasy

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between the dimensions of perfectionism and various aspects of anger, such as state, trait, and the expression of anger, for collegiate springboard divers. The role of gender was also investigated. Forty women and 19 men were administered the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2; Spielberger, 1999) and the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (FMPS; Frost, Marten, Lahart, & Rosenblate, 1990). Data analysis showed no significant differences between genders for any scales or subscales of anger or perfectionism. State anger and its subscales were not significantly correlated with any subscales of perfectionism. Anger expression scales were not found to be significantly correlated with the subscales of perfectionism. Only trait anger, and the subscale trait anger/ angry reaction, were found to have significant relationships with the concern over mistakes dimension of perfectionism. The perfectionism subscale personal standards was also correlated with trait anger/ angry reaction.

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