Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor of Motor Behavior, Sport Science Research Institute

2 Ph.D. Student in Motor Behavior, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Central Branch


The purpose of this study was to determine the interactive roles of sport cooperation and perfectionism personality characteristic in psychosocial development of active and non-active young girls in Tehran city. Therefore, 75 active female teenagers who have regularly participated in the physical activities; and 80 non active female teenagers who had no part in such activities have been chosen in a cluster sampling way from among the schools and the sport clubs in Tehran city. The necessary tools for this research were the Hawley Measures of Psychosocial Development and the Perfectionism Scale. Of the statistical methods which have been used in the statistical analysis of the data can be accounted as the descriptive statistics methods like average and standard deviation; the inferential statistics methods like independent t test, factorial ANOVA with the use of SPSS software, version 15. Results show that the level of personality traits of perfectionism and psychosocial development in active girls was higher than inactive girls. Psychosocial development in active girls with positive perfectionism traits was higher than inactive girls. Based on research results, it can be concluded that strengthen the personality traits through sports participation during adolescence leads to increased psychosocial development and identity in adolescent.


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