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ERIC Number: EJ1043109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Perfectionism, Perspective Taking, and Social Connection in Adolescents
Gilman, Rich; Rice, Kenneth G.; Carboni, Inga
Psychology in the Schools, v51 n9 p947-959 Nov 2014
Although studies examining multidimensional perfectionism among adolescents have increased over the past two decades, most continue to focus on psychological outcomes such as anxiety or depression. The purpose of this study was to examine two social outcomes that may differ among perfectionistic subtypes: "social perspective taking" (i.e., the ability to judge a situation from the perspective of another person) and "social agency" (i.e., the motivation to connect with others). Latent profile analysis was used to classify more than 700 high school adolescents into adaptive perfectionists (high standards, low self-criticism), maladaptive perfectionists (high standards, high self-criticism), and nonperfectionists (comparatively low standards). Results revealed significant mean score differences with respect to social perspective taking, with higher scores among both adaptive and maladaptive perfectionists than nonperfectionists. No mean score differences were found with respect to social agency. Implications of these findings, as well suggestions for future research, conclude the article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: 1R21HD068315-01A1