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ERIC Number: EJ1025322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Developmental Trajectories of Maladaptive Perfectionism among African American Adolescents
Herman, Keith C.; Wang, Kenneth; Trotter, Reid; Reinke, Wendy M.; Ialongo, Nicholas
Child Development, v84 n5 p1633-1650 Sep-Oct 2013
This study examined the developmental trajectories of maladaptive perfectionism over a 7-year period among African American youth living in an urban setting (N = 547). In particular, the study attempted to determine whether two maladaptive aspects of perfectionism (socially prescribed and self-critical) changed over time and could be distinguished by variables in 6th and 12th grades (M[subscript age] at study entry [first grade] was 6.22 years [SD = 0.34]). Four classes best described the developmental trajectories on both measures of maladaptive perfectionism: high, low, increasing, and decreasing. Sixth- and 12th-grade correlates, including measures of internalizing symptoms, mostly confirmed the distinctiveness of these classes. Parallel process analyses suggested that the two processes are complementary, yet distinct. Implications regarding the prevention of maladaptive perfectionism are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 12; Elementary Education; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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