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The relationship between multidimensional perfectionism and contingencies of self-worth.

Hill, Andrew P. and Hall, Howard and Appleton, Paul R. (2011) The relationship between multidimensional perfectionism and contingencies of self-worth. Personality and Individual Differences, 50 (2). 238 - 242.

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Abstract

Research suggests that while socially prescribed perfectionism has a robust association with psychological difficulties, self-oriented perfectionism may be best considered a vulnerability factor (Flett & Hewitt, 2007; Hewitt & Flett, 1991). One explanation for their divergent consequences is that these dimensions of perfectionism are underpinned by different contingencies of self-worth. The purpose of the current study was to examine this possibility. Two-hundred and thirty-eight undergraduate students (age M = 18.94, SD = 1.33, range 18–25). completed measures of perfectionism (self-oriented and socially prescribed) and contingencies of self-worth (based on outperforming others, approval of others, and personal competence). Consistent with the hypotheses, regression analyses revealed that socially prescribed perfectionism was predicted by contingencies of self-worth based on outperforming others and the approval of others, whereas self-oriented perfectionism was predicted by continge

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: 10.1016/j.psychsport.2011.05.009
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
School/Department: School of Sport
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/696

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