Document Type : Original research study


1 shahidbeheshtiuniversity

2 shahidbeheshti university

3 shahid beheshti university


The purpose of study was to predict exercise addiction based on perfectionism, self-handicapping behavior, and stress. A sample of 169 students was selected by convenience sampling. Research tools included exercise addition inventory, Anxiety and Depression Anxiety Questionnaire, sport multidimensional perfectionism scale -2, and self-handicapping behavior Scale. Data were analyzed using a multiple linear regression model. The results showed that self-handicapping, perfectionism and stress in the model had the ability to predict exercise addiction. In addition, the results showed, there was a significant positive relation between self-handicapping behavior with exercise addiction, perfectionism and exercise addiction, and stress and exercise addiction. Therfore, it must consider perfectionism, self-handicapping behavior, and stress behaviour to manage exercise addition.


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