Perfectionism and Mental Health in Australian University Students: Is There a Relationship?
The relationship between perfectionism and negative emotional states was investigated in 405 male and female Australian University students, using a multidimensional measure of perfectionism, and two measures of emotional distress. There was a significant positive association between perfectionism and (a) depression, (b) anxiety, and (c) stress. This result was independent of age or gender, with the exception of stress. These results and their implications for future research and the treatment of students with high levels of perfectionism are discussed.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research|
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 American College Personnel Association|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||13 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:31|
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