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

Read, Daniel, Hill, Andrew P., 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: https://doi.org/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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