ERIC Number: EJ699578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-22
Reference Count: 33
Multidimensional Perfectionism and Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors
Ashby, Jeffrey S.; Bruner, Linda Pak
Journal of College Counseling, v8 n1 p31 Spr 2005
This study examined the relationship between adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. One hundred and forty-four undergraduate psychology students completed a measure of multidimensional perfectionism and two measures of obsessive-compulsive behaviors. The authors found that maladaptive perfectionists engaged in more doubting and slowness behaviors than did adaptive perfectionists. Adaptive perfectionists had significantly lower scores on the Slowness subscale than either maladaptire perfectionists or nonperfectionists. Implications for college counselors are discussed.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Emotional Response, Self Efficacy, Personality Traits, Psychological Patterns, Adjustment (to Environment), Student Adjustment, Student Behavior, Counseling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A