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The relationship between perfectionistic self-presentation and reactions to impairment and disability following spinal cord injury

Read, Daniel and Hill, Andrew P. and Jowett, Gareth E. and Astill, Sarah L. (2016) The relationship between perfectionistic self-presentation and reactions to impairment and disability following spinal cord injury. Journal of Health Psychology.

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Abstract

Univariate and multivariate relationships between perfectionistic self-presentation and reactions to impairment and disability following spinal cord injury were examined. One hundred and forty-four adults with spinal cord injury (M = 48.18 years, SD = 15.96) completed self-report measures. Analyses revealed that, after controlling for time since injury and gender, perfectionistic self-presentation predicted six of eight reactions, shock, depression, and internalised anger particularly strongly. In addition, at multivariate level, perfectionistic self-presentation was positively related to non-adaptive reactions and negatively related to adaptive reactions. The findings suggest that perfectionistic self-presentation may contribute to poorer psychosocial adaptation to spinal cord injury.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 'This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.'
Status: Published
DOI: 10.1177/1359105316674268
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
School/Department: School of Sport
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1739

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