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Dr Gareth Jowett


Dr Gareth Jowett
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Dr Gareth Jowett

Senior Lecturer

Carnegie School Of Sport

0113 81 22056 G.E.Jowett@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

About Dr Gareth Jowett

Dr Gareth E. Jowett is a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology. He is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Prior to joining the Carnegie School of Sport, Gareth was a Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology at York St. John University for four years. This is also where he completed his PhD which focussed on perfectionism, athlete burnout and engagement from a self-determination theory perspective.

Gareth continues to be interested in perfectionism, motivation and well-being in achievement contexts. He has produced several book chapters and journal articles in this area, has presented his work at numerous domestic and international conferences, and is a reviewer for sport and exercise psychology journals.

Current Teaching

Gareth currently teaches research methods and psychology modules across undergraduate and postgraduate sport science programmes. He is also a supervisor of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations focussed on psychology in sport and exercise.

Research Interests

Gareth's research interests surround the psychological factors which contribute to the development of well-being and ill-being. Specifically, his research aims to investigate how perfectionism and motivational processes serve to either facilitate psychological well-being, or increase the risk of psychological ill-being across different achievement contexts (e.g. sport, exercise, music and dance).

One of the overarching aims of this work is to better to understand these personality and motivation factors, in order to set a framework for future intervention designed to positively impact the psychological well-being of individuals within these achievement contexts (e.g. youth athletes and dancers).

Selected Publications

Journal articles (8)

  • Read DJ; Hill AP; Jowett GE; Astill SL (2019), The relationship between perfectionistic self-presentation and reactions to impairment and disability following spinal cord injury. Journal of Health Psychology, vol. 24 (3), p. 362-375.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105316674268
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  • Jowett GE; Hill AP; Hall HK; Curran T (2016), Perfectionism, burnout and engagement in youth sport: The mediating role of basic psychological needs. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, vol. 24
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.01.001
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  • Curran T; Hill AP; Ntoumanis N; Hall HK; Jowett GE (2016), A three-wave longitudinal test of self-determination theory's mediation model of engagement and disaffection in youth sport. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, vol. 38 (1), p. 15-29.
    https://doi.org/10.1123/jsep.2015-0016
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  • Curran T; Hill AP; Hall HK; Jowett GE (2015), Relationships between the coach-created motivational climate and athlete engagement in youth sport. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, vol. 37 (2), p. 193-198.
    https://doi.org/10.1123/jsep.2014-0203
  • Curran T; Hill AP; Hall HK; Jowett GE (2014), Perceived coach behaviors and athletes' engagement and disaffection in youth sport: The mediating role of the psychological needs. International Journal of Sport Psychology, vol. 45 (6), p. 559-580.
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  • Curran T; Hill AP; Jowett GE; Mallinson SH (2014), The relationship between multidimensional perfectionism and passion in junior athletes. International Journal of Sport Psychology, vol. 45 (4), p. 369-384.
    https://doi.org/10.7352/IJSP2014.45.369
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  • Papaioannou AG; Appleton PR; Torregrosa M; Jowett GE; Bosselut G; Gonzalez L; Haug E; Ertesvaag V; Zourbanos N (2013), Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and personal well-being in European youth soccer players: Invariance of physical activity, global self-esteem and vitality across five countries. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, vol. 11 (4), p. 351-364.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2013.830429
  • Jowett GE; Hill AP; Hall HK; Curran T (2013), Perfectionism and Junior Athlete Burnout: The Mediating Role of Autonomous and Controlled Motivation. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
    https://doi.org/10.1037/a0029770

Chapters (2)

  • Jowett GE; Mallinson SH; Hill AP (2016) An Independent Effects Approach to Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise. In: Jowett GE; Mallinson SH; Hill AP The Psychology of Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise. London: Routledge, pp. .
  • Hall HK; Jowett GE; Hill AP (2014) Perfectionism in sport: The influence of personality. In: Hall HK; Jowett GE; Hill AP Routledge Companion to Sport and Exercise Psychology: Global Perspectives and Fundamental Concepts. London: Routledge, pp. .
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