Perfectionism and Mental Health in Australian University Students: Is There a Relationship?

Schweitzer, Robert & Hamilton, Teresa J. (2002) Perfectionism and Mental Health in Australian University Students: Is There a Relationship? Journal of College Student Development, 43(5), pp. 684-695.

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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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ID Code: 3875
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 0897-5264
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Past > 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 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:31

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