Dr Andy Hill

Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology

School of Sport

E: a.hill@yorksj.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)1904 876365

Andy completed an undergraduate degree in Sport Studies (BSc) at De Montfort University and a PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Bedfordshire.

During his PhD he was appointed to his first academic post at the University of Bedfordshire. He subsequently joined York St John University and the University of Leeds before eventually returning to York St John University as Head of Taught Postgraduate Programmes within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

He is currently Associate Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology in the School of Sport and leads the Motivation, Performance, and Wellbeing (MPaW) research group.

Outside of university, Andy is a keen sports participant and junior football coach. He cycles to work every day and tries to be as active as possible.

Profile

Teaching

Andy’s main teaching responsibilities are in the areas of research methods and sport and exercise psychology. He has designed and delivered modules in these areas at undergraduate study, Master’s degree level, and at doctoral level. He is currently responsible for cross-school modules in these areas and contributes to teaching on various undergraduate modules.

Professional Activities

Andy is an active member of the academic community. Notably, he is former associate editor of the International Journal of Sport Psychology, now an editorial board member, and current senior section editor of the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sport. He is also an editorial board member of the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology and Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology.  He regularly presents research at national and international conferences and has been an invited speaker at various universities in the UK and abroad. He is a Chartered Psychologist (BPS) and scientist (CSci), accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist (BASES), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He is currently an external examiner at the University of Sunderland.

Research

Andy's research focuses on the antecedents and consequences of participation in sport and exercise. His main areas of interest are the consequences of perfectionism (an achievement-related personality trait) for athletes, exercisers, and youth sport participants. He has published in leading journals in sport and exercise psychology, health psychology, and general psychology on this topic. This work includes collaborations with colleagues at other UK universities (e.g. Dr Paul Appleton, University of Birmingham, Dr Paul Davis, Northumbria University, and Professor Joan Duda, University of Birmingham) and universities abroad (e.g., Dr Sanna Nordin-Bates, The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, Sweden, and Dr John Gotwals, Lakehead University, Canada). His research has been funded by a number of organisations, including the Wellcome Trust, The Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research, The Higher Education Academy, and The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation.

Recent Peer- reviewed publications

2017

Hill, A. P. (2017). Real and imagined perils: A reply to Stoeber and Gaudreau (2017). Personality and Individual Differences, 108, 220-224.

Curran, T., Hill, A. P., Williams, L., J. (2017). The relationships between parental conditional regard and adolescents' self-critical and narcissistic perfectionism. Personality and Individual Differences, 109, 17-22.

2016

Hill, A. P. & Curran, T. (2016). Perfectionism and burnout: A meta-analysis. Personality and Social Psychological Review, 20, 269-288.

Hill, A. P., Appleton, P. R., & Mallinson, S. M. (2016). Development and initial validation of the Performance Perfectionism Scale for Sport (PPS-S) [Special issue]. The Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. 34, 653-669.

Curran, T., Hill, A. P., Ntoumanis, N., Hall, H. K., & Jowett, G. E. (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, 38, 15-29.

Jowett, G., Hill, A. P., Hall, H. K., & Curran, T. (2016). Perfectionism, burnout, and engagement: The mediating role of psychological needs. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 24, 18-26.

Gustafsson, H., Hill, A. P., Stenling, A., & Wagnsson, S. (2016). Profiles of perfectionism, parental climate, and burnout among competitive junior athletes. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 26, 1256-1264.

2015

Hill, A. P. Witcher, C., Gotwals, J., & Leyland, A. (2015). A qualitative study of perfectionism among self-identified perfectionists in sport, dance, and music. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. 4, 237-253.

Hill, A. P. Robson, S. J. & Stamp, G. M. (2015). Perfectionism and exercise dependence: The role of traits, cognitions, and self-presentational styles. Personality and Individual Differences. 86, 176-183.

Curran, T., Hill, A. P., Appleton, P. R., Vallerand, R. J., & Standage, M. (2015). The psychology of passion: A meta-analytical review of a decade of research on intrapersonal outcomes. Motivation and Emotion, 39, 631-655.

Curran, T., Hill, A. P., Jowett, G., & Hall, H. K. (2015). Relationships between the coach-created motivational climate and athlete engagement in youth sport. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 37, 193-198.

 

Older publications

2014

Hill, A. P., Appleton, P. A., & Hall, H. K. (in press). Perfectionism in sport and dance: Introduction to the special issue. International Journal of Sport Psychology. [special issue due to appear November, 2014]

Hill, A. P., Stoeber, J., Brown, A., & Appleton, P. A. (2014). Team Perfectionism and Team Performance: A Prospective Study. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 36, 303-315.

Hill, A. P. & Davis, P.A. (2014). Perfectionism and Emotion Regulation in Coaches: A Test of the 2 × 2 Model of Dispositional Perfectionism. Motivation and Emotion, 38, 715-726.

Hill, A. P. (2014). Perfectionistic strivings and the perils of partialling. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 12, 302-315.

Curran, T., Hill, A. P., Jowett, G. & Mallinson, S. M. (2014). The relationship between multidimensional perfectionism and passion [Special issue]. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 45, 369-384.

Curran, T., Hill, A. P., Hall, H.K., & Jowett, G. E. (2014). Perceived coach behaviours and athletes' engagement and disaffection in youth sport: The mediating role of the psychological needs [Special issue]. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 45, 559-580.

Mallinson, S.H., Hill, A. P., Hall, H. K., & Gotwals, J. (2014). The 2 × 2 model of perfectionism and school- and community-based sport participation. Psychology in Schools, 9, 972-985.

Nordin-Bates, S.M., Hill, A. P., Cummings, J., Aujla, I. J., & Redding, E. (2014). A longitudinal examination of the relationship between perfectionism and motivational climate in dance. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology. 36, 381-391.

2013

Hill, A. P. (2013). Perfectionism and athlete burnout: A test of the 2 × 2 model of dispositional perfectionism. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 35, 18-29.

Hill, A. P. (2013). Motivational vulnerability in first year undergraduates: A self-determination theory perspective. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, and Tourism, 13, 244-254.

Curran, T., Hill, A. P., & Niemec, C. (2013). A conditional process model of children’s behavioural engagement and behavioural disaffection in sport based on self-determination theory. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 35, 30-43.

Jowett, G., Hill, A. P., Hall, H. K., & Curran, T. (2013). Perfectionism and junior athlete burnout: The mediating role of autonomous and controlling motivation. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 2, 48-61.

Curran, T., Appleton P. R., Hill, A. P., & Hall, H. K., (2013). The mediating role of psychological need satisfaction in relationships between types of passion for sport and athlete burnout. Journal of Sport Sciences, 31, 597-606.

Viladrich, C., Appleton, P. R., Quested, E., Duda, J. L., Alcaraz, S., Heuzé, J., Fabra, P., Samdal, O., Ommundsen, Y., Hill, A. P., Zourbanos, N., & Ntoumanis, N. (2013). Measurement invariance of the Behavioural Regulation in Sport Questionnaire when completed by young athletes across five European countries. (Special Issue: The European-based ‘PAPA’ Project: Promoting Adolescent health through an intervention aimed at improving the quality of their participation in Physical Activity). International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 11, 384-394. 

2012

Hill, A. P., Hall, H. K., & Appleton, P. R. (2012). An assessment of the similarities between a measure of positive perfectionism and a measure of conscientious achievement striving. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 13, 353-359.

Appleton, P. R. & Hill, A. P. (2012). Perfectionism and athlete burnout in junior elite athletes: The mediating role of motivation regulations. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 6, 129-146.

Hall, H. K., & Hill, A. P. (2012). Perfectionism, dysfunctional achievement striving and burnout in aspiring athletes: The motivational implications for performing artists. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Journal, 3, 216-228.

2011

Hill, A. P. & Appleton, P. R. (2011). The predictive ability of the frequency of perfectionistic cognitions, self-oriented perfectionism and socially prescribed perfectionism in relation to symptoms of burnout in youth rugby players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29, 695-703.

Hill, A. P., Hall, H. K., Duda, J. D. & Appleton, P. R. (2011). The cognitive, affective and behavioural response of self-oriented perfectionists following three successive failures on a cycle ergometer task. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 9, 189-207.

Hill, A. P., Hall, H. K., & Appleton, P. R. (2011). The relationship between multidimensional perfectionism and contingencies of self-worth. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 238-242.

Mallinson, S. H. & Hill, A. P. (2011). The relationship between multidimensional perfectionism and psychological need thwarting in junior sports participants. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 12, 676-684.

Curran, T., Appleton, R. A., Hill, A. P. & Hall, H. K. (2011). Passion and burnout in elite junior soccer players: The mediating role of self-determined motivation. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 12, 655-661.

Appleton, P. R., Hall, H. K., & Hill, A. P. (2011). Examining the influence of the parent-initiated and coach-created motivational climate upon athletes’ perfectionistic cognitions. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29, 661-671.

2010

Hill, A. P., Hall, H. K., Appleton, P. R. & Murray, J. J. (2010). Perfectionism and burnout in canoe polo and kayak slalom athletes: The mediating influence of validation and growth-seeking. The Sport Psychologist, 24, 16-34.

Hill, A. P., Hall, H. K., & Appleton, P. R. (2010). A comparative examination of the correlates of self-oriented perfectionism and conscientious achievement striving in male junior elite cricketers. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 11, 162-168.

Hill, A. P., Hall, H. K., & Appleton, P. R. (2010). Perfectionism and athlete burnout in junior elite athletes: The mediating influence of coping tendencies. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 23, 415-430.

Appleton, P. R., Hall, H. K., & Hill, A. P. (2010). Family patterns of perfectionism: An examination of elite junior athletes and their parents. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 11, 363-371.

2009

Appleton, P. R., Hall, H. K.,& Hill, A. P. (2009). Relations between multidimensional perfectionism and burnout in junior-elite male athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 10, 457-465.

Hall, H. K., Hill, A. P., Appleton, P. R, & Kozub, S. A. (2009). The mediating influence of unconditional self-acceptance on the relationship between perfectionism, labile self-esteem and exercise dependence. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 10, 35-44.

Hall, H. K., Hill, A., Appleton, P. R., & Kozub, S. A. (2009). Student investment in a research design course: The influence of achievement orientations on motivational patterns. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, 8, 17-44.

Hall, H. K., Hill, A., & Appleton, P. R. (Spring 2009 Edition). Perfectionism and its relationship with exercise dependence. Mental Notes. 22-23. (non-peer review)

2008

Hill, A. P., Hall, H. K., Appleton, P. R. & Kozub, S. A. (2008). Perfectionism and burnout in junior elite soccer players: The mediating influence of unconditional self-acceptance. Psychology of Sport and Exercise. 9, 630-644.

Books

Books

Hill, A. P. (Ed.). (2016). The Psychology of Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138958692

Book Chapters

Hill, A. P. (2016). Conceptualizing Perfectionism: An Overview and Unresolved Issues. In A. P. Hill (Ed.), The Psychology of Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise (pp. 3-30). London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138958692

Jowett, G. E., Mallinson, S. H., & Hill, A. P. (2016). An Independent Effects Approach to Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise. In A. P. Hill (Ed.), The Psychology of Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise (pp. 85-149). London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138958692

Hall, H. K., Jowett, G, E., & Hill, A. P. (2014). Perfectionism: The role of personality in shaping an athlete’s sporting experience. In A. Papaioannou & D. Hackfort (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Sport and Exercise Psychology: Global Perspectives and Fundamental Concepts (pp. 152-168). London: Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-1-84872-128-9

Hall, H. K., Hill, A. P., & Appleton, P. R. (2013) Perfectionism: Its development and influence on emerging talent in youth sport. In Lidor, R. & Cote, J. (Eds.), Conditions of Children's Talent Development in Sport. Pages 117-137 FIT Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-1935412465

Hall, H. K., Hill, A. P., & Appleton, P. R. (2012). Perfectionism: A foundation for sporting excellence or an uneasy pathway toward purgatory? In R. C. Roberts & D. Treasure (Eds.), Advances in Motivation in Sport and Exercise (pp. 129-168). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-0736090810