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ERIC Number: ED457508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 10
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Multidimensional Perfectionism and Coping Resources in Middle School Students.
LoCicero, Kenneth A.; Blasko, L. Shane; Ashby, Jeffrey S.; Martin, James L.; Bruner, Linda P.; Edge, Charles A.; Kenny, Mary-Catherine
A study was designed to investigate the relationship between coping resources and adaptive, maladaptive, and nonperfectionism in middle school students. An hypothesize was made that maladaptive perfectionists would have significantly fewer coping resources to deal with stress than adaptive perfectionists. One hundred and forty-five middle school students participated in the study. Analysis indicated adaptive perfectionists had significantly higher levels of academic confidence, family support, and peer acceptance than non-perfectionists, and significantly higher levels of social confidence than maladaptive perfectionists. Maladaptive perfectionists scored significantly higher than nonperfectionists on family support. The results support the contention that significant differences exist between adaptive perfectionists, maladaptive perfectionists, and nonperfectionists and their perceived coping resources for stress. Adaptive perfectionists have significantly higher social confidence than their counterparts. The results suggest that differences between adaptive and maladaptive perfectionists may lie in the selective process by which perfectionists attend to their experiences. (Contains 14 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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