Perfectionism and physical activity among adolescents


The present study aimed to compare young people by sex, level of physical activity and stage of adolescence according to levels of perfectionism. The sample consisted of 184 individuals (96 female) aged between 11 and 17 years old living in the interior of northern Portugal. The junior form of the Perfectionism Self-Presentation Scale (PSPS-Jr.) was used. The study showed differences by levels of physical activity, age group and sex. In view of the results, we can conclude that the very active score higher in the three subscales of perfectionism that younger adolescents differ in the self-promotion and non-verbalization subscales. Comparisons by sex show that male individuals have higher values for all evaluated parameters.


Jun 5, 2020
How to Cite
PINTO, Mário et al. Perfectionism and physical activity among adolescents. PsychTech & Health Journal, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 3-14, june 2020. ISSN 2184-1004. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 06 july 2020. doi: