Tracy Donachie

Tracy Donachie
Newcastle University | NCL · School of Psychology

PhD MSc BSc

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Introduction
Interests: Perfectionism, perfectionistic cognitions, rumination, overthinking, emotions, sport psychology. Methods: multiple regression, ANOVA, structural equation modelling, path analysis, multi-level modelling, exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, ESEM. Use of SPSS, Amos, MPlus.
Additional affiliations
July 2020 - present
Newcastle University
Position
  • Lecturer
February 2020 - July 2020
York St John University
Position
  • Lecturer
August 2019 - May 2020
University of the West of Scotland
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
October 2014 - November 2018
University of Leeds
Field of study
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
September 2009 - November 2010
The University of Edinburgh
Field of study
  • Performance Psychology
September 2008 - September 2009
Old Dominion University
Field of study
  • Counseling

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Publications (8)
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Perfectionism has traditionally been conceptualised as a personality trait. However, researchers have recently proposed a new construct–perfectionistic climate–which focusses on the degree to which the social environment is experienced as perfectionistic. In the current study, we apply this new construct to sport and begin the development and valid...
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Perfectionism has long been recognised as a psychological factor that can enhance or interfere with the healthy adjustment of young students who are academically gifted. However, it is apparent from existing research that a wide range of methods have been adopted to study perfectionism in this population. To identify what is currently known about p...
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Building on research that has shown psychoeducational or self-help books to be effective in reducing perfectionism outside of sport, the current study examined the effectiveness of a self-help book (“When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough”) in reducing perfectionism among athletes. One hundred and fifteen soccer players (male = 44, female = 71, M age = 21....
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The measurement of perfectionistic cognitions has recently caused disagreement among researchers. Flett, Hewitt, Blankstein and Gray (1998) proposed that perfectionistic cognitions are unidimensional. However, after re-examining the factor structure of the instrument used to measure perfectionistic automatic thoughts (Perfectionism Cognitions Inven...
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Perfectionism is related to pre-competition emotions in athletes. However, it is unclear why this is the case. In the present study, we sought to determine whether perfectionistic cognitions explain this relationship and mediate the relationships between self-oriented perfectionism (SOP), socially prescribed perfectionism (SPP), and general pre-com...
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Great Britain’s Tom Daley won the gold medal in the men’s 10 metre platform dive at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships in Budapest. In winning the medal, Daley was awarded 12 perfect scores across six dives. Chen Aisen, the double gold winner at the 2016 Summer Olympics, was awarded three perfect scores of his own and won the silver medal. In th...
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Objectives Research has found that trait and dispositional perfectionism are related to pre-competition emotions. However, less is known about whether other aspects of perfectionism, such as perfectionistic cognitions, are related to pre-competition emotions. To address this limitation, the current study examined (i) the relationship between self-o...

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