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Karin, J. & Nordin-Bates, S. (2020). Enhancing Creativity and Managing Perfectionism in Dancers Through Implicit Learning and Sensori-Kinetic Imagery. Journal of Dance Education, 20(1), 1-11
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enhancing Creativity and Managing Perfectionism in Dancers Through Implicit Learning and Sensori-Kinetic Imagery
2020 (English)In: Journal of Dance Education, ISSN 1529-0824, E-ISSN 2158-074X, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ballet training is designed to develop creative, expressive artists. However, an explicit approach to technical instruction may not assist in the development of individual creativity and may encourage counterproductive perfectionistic goals. This paper describes a five-day intervention designed to enhance creativity in thirteen adolescent vocational ballet students at an elite ballet school in Stockholm, Sweden. The intervention focused on implicit learning and sensori-kinetic imagery. Wilcoxon Signed Rank Tests indicated significant increases for creativity perceptions and implicit sources of evaluation, and reductions in perfectionistic cognitions. Case study interviewees, representing the most and least perfectionistic students, reported heightened creativity, enjoyment and, in some cases, a strengthened sense of autonomy and self-regulation. The combination of quantitative and qualitative data forms a convincing case that even a short intervention based on implicit learning strategies and sensori-kinetic imagery can enhance perceptions of creativity and reduce perfectionistic cognitions in ballet class.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2020
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5553 (URN)10.1080/15290824.2018.1532572 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports
Available from: 2019-01-18 Created: 2019-01-18 Last updated: 2020-03-16Bibliographically approved
Nordin-Bates, S. (2020). Striving for Perfection or for Creativity?: A Dancer’s Dilemma. Journal of Dance Education, 20(1), 23-34
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Striving for Perfection or for Creativity?: A Dancer’s Dilemma
2020 (English)In: Journal of Dance Education, ISSN 1529-0824, E-ISSN 2158-074X, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 23-34Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The extent to which creativity and perfection can be considered compatible aims for dancers was investigated. Also investigated were how creativity and perfectionism are (a) nurtured vs. inhibited, and (b) related to basic psychological needs (autonomy, competence, relatedness). Seventy-seven ballet students (12-19 years) completed standardized questionnaires, and eight were recruited for interview. Additionally, five teachers were interviewed.

It was found that flexible perfectionistic strivings (PS) were seen to support creativity while rigid PS and perfectionistic concerns (PC) were seen as inhibiting. Creative work was proposed to reduce PC. Creativity appeared to be nurtured when basic needs were met and via inspiration and imagery; this was experienced more in contemporary dance. Perfectionism appeared to be nurtured when basic needs were thwarted or unsupported, and when teachers were perfectionistic. This was experienced more in ballet. In conclusion, dance teachers who support basic needs likely support dancers’ creativity and aid in perfectionism management.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2020
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5552 (URN)10.1080/15290824.2018.1546050 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports
Available from: 2019-01-18 Created: 2019-01-18 Last updated: 2020-03-16Bibliographically approved
Downing, C., Nordin-Bates, S. & Redelius, K. (2019). Early specialization in aesthetic activities: Perceptions of parental involvement. In: : . Paper presented at “My Child, the Athlete”: Youth Development in Sport. 4th annual Sport and Fitness Conference. 27-28 March 2019, Open University, Milton Keynes, England..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Early specialization in aesthetic activities: Perceptions of parental involvement
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5986 (URN)
Conference
“My Child, the Athlete”: Youth Development in Sport. 4th annual Sport and Fitness Conference. 27-28 March 2019, Open University, Milton Keynes, England.
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports
Available from: 2020-01-15 Created: 2020-01-15 Last updated: 2020-01-16Bibliographically approved
Nordin-Bates, S. (2019). On quantity and quality: The emergence, promise and challenges of qualitative research into perfectionism in sport and dance.. In: : . Paper presented at 15th European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology (FEPSAC), Münster, Germany. 15-20 July 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On quantity and quality: The emergence, promise and challenges of qualitative research into perfectionism in sport and dance.
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5988 (URN)
Conference
15th European Congress of Sport & Exercise Psychology (FEPSAC), Münster, Germany. 15-20 July 2019
Available from: 2020-01-15 Created: 2020-01-15 Last updated: 2020-01-16Bibliographically approved
Downing, C., Nordin-Bates, S. & Redelius, K. (2019). Perfectionism in aesthetic performers: is it related to early specialization?. In: : . Paper presented at 15th European Congress of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC), Münster, Germany, 15-20 July 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perfectionism in aesthetic performers: is it related to early specialization?
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5987 (URN)
Conference
15th European Congress of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC), Münster, Germany, 15-20 July 2019
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports
Available from: 2020-01-15 Created: 2020-01-15 Last updated: 2020-01-16Bibliographically approved
Haraldsen, H. M., Halvari, H., Solstad, B. E., Abrahamsen, F. E. & Nordin-Bates, S. (2019). The Role of Perfectionism and Controlling Conditions in Norwegian Elite Junior Performers' Motivational Processes. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, Article ID 1366.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Role of Perfectionism and Controlling Conditions in Norwegian Elite Junior Performers' Motivational Processes
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2019 (English)In: Frontiers in Psychology, ISSN 1664-1078, E-ISSN 1664-1078, Vol. 10, article id 1366Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Conceptualized within the framework of self-determination theory, the aim of the current study was to investigate the relation between perfectionistic concerns and (a) controlled (non-self-determined) motivation and (b) performance anxiety through basic psychological need frustration (frustration of competence, autonomy, and realtedness), and if these relations would be moderated by controlling teaching/coaching conditions. We used a cross-sectional moderated mediation design and purposefully selected Norwegian elite junior performers (N = 171; mean age = 17.3; SD age = 0.94) from talent development schools, who completed an online questionnaire to report their perceptions of the study variables. Associations were examined using structural equation modeling. The results showed that perfectionistic concerns were positively associated with controlling conditions, basic needs frustration, controlled motivation, and performance anxiety. Reported controlling teaching/coaching conditions moderated the positive indirect relationship between perfectionistic concerns and (a) controlled motivation and (b) performance anxiety through competence need frustration. Specifically, these indirect associations were evident for performers reporting moderate or high levels of controlling teaching/coaching conditions. In contrast, there were no indirect associations via competence need frustration for those performers who reported low levels of controlling conditions. In conclusion, the results indicate that perfectionistic concerns appear to be a vulnerability factor that exposes elite junior performers to higher risks of entering a debilitative motivational process. This seems especially likely when exposed to controlling teaching/coaching conditions. Coaches and teachers working with elite junior performers should avoid using controlling mechanisms and instead foster autonomous functioning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frontiers Media S.A., 2019
Keywords
self-determination theory, motivation, perfectionism, teaching style, controlling conditions, talent development, performance
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5802 (URN)10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01366 (DOI)000471304600002 ()31249545 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-08-13 Created: 2019-08-13 Last updated: 2019-08-13
Nordin-Bates, S., Schwarz, J., Quested, E., Cumming, J., Aujla, I. & Redding, E. (2018). Disordered eating attitudes among dancers: A longitudinal study of between- and within-person risk factors. In: : . Paper presented at 26th Annual meeting of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), October 25-28, 2018. Helsinki, Finland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Disordered eating attitudes among dancers: A longitudinal study of between- and within-person risk factors
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5556 (URN)
Conference
26th Annual meeting of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS), October 25-28, 2018. Helsinki, Finland
Available from: 2019-01-18 Created: 2019-01-18 Last updated: 2019-01-20Bibliographically approved
Nordin-Bates, S. (2018). Implicita inlärningstekniker minskade oro och gjorde elever mer kreativa. Idrottsforskning.se, Article ID 15 mars.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Implicita inlärningstekniker minskade oro och gjorde elever mer kreativa
2018 (Swedish)In: Idrottsforskning.se, ISSN 2002-3944, article id 15 marsArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Att som danselev ha en hög perfektionistisk strävan är tveeggat. Det kan å ena sidan bidra till utveckling och framgång inom yrket, men även leda till överarbete, rigiditet och ökad skaderisk. Implicita inlärningstekniker kan minska det perfektionistiska tänkandet och göra balansgången lättare, skriver Sanna Nordin-Bates, Fil Dr. i Idrottsvetenskap vid GIH.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Centrum för idrottsforskning, CIF, 2018
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5440 (URN)
Available from: 2018-10-16 Created: 2018-10-16 Last updated: 2018-10-17Bibliographically approved
Nordin-Bates, S. (2018). Perfectly Creative?: On the Interrelationships and Nurture of Creativity and Perfectionism in Elite Dance Training. In: : . Paper presented at 2nd UK Creativity Researchers’ Conference, 22 May 2018, Canterbury, England.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perfectly Creative?: On the Interrelationships and Nurture of Creativity and Perfectionism in Elite Dance Training
2018 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5555 (URN)
Conference
2nd UK Creativity Researchers’ Conference, 22 May 2018, Canterbury, England
Available from: 2019-01-18 Created: 2019-01-18 Last updated: 2019-01-20Bibliographically approved
Pavlik, K. & Nordin-Bates, S. (2016). Imagery in Dance: A Literature Review. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, 20(2), 51-63
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Imagery in Dance: A Literature Review
2016 (English)In: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, ISSN 1089-313X, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 51-63Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Dance imagery is a consciously created mental representation of an experience, either real or imaginary, that may affect the dancer and her or his movement. In this study, imagery research in dance was reviewed in order to: 1. describe the themes and ideas that the current literature has attempted to illuminate and 2. discover the extent to which this literature its the Revised Applied Model of Deliberate Imagery Use. A systematic search was performed, and 43 articles from 24 journals were found to it the inclusion criteria. he articles were reviewed, analyzed, and categorized. he findings from the articles were then reported using the Revised Applied Model as a framework. Detailed descriptions of Who, What, When and Where, Why, How, and Imagery Ability were provided, along with comparisons to the field of sports imagery. Limitations within the field, such as the use of non-dance-specific and study-specific measurements, make comparisons and clear conclusions difficult to formulate. Future research can address these problems through the creation of dance-specific measurements, higher participant rates, and consistent methodologies between studies.

National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Applied Psychology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-4454 (URN)10.12678/1089-313X.20.2.51 (DOI)27245944 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2016-06-15 Created: 2016-06-15 Last updated: 2016-06-23Bibliographically approved
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