ERIC Number: EJ1071082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Perfectionism and Achievement Motivation in High-Ability Students: An Examination of the 2 x 2 Model of Perfectionism
Speirs Neumeister, Kristie L.; Fletcher, Kathryn L.; Burney, Virginia H.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v38 n3 p215-232 Sep 2015
This study examined the relationship among subtypes of perfectionism and achievement goal orientations within the context of Gaudreau and Thompson's quadripartite framework. The authors first sought to replicate Campbell and Di Paula's factor analysis to identify subtypes of self-oriented perfectionism (SOP) and socially prescribed perfectionism (SPP) within a high-ability sample. Because they were unable to replicate the factor structure of Campbell and Di Paula's factor analysis, the two full scales of SOP and SPP were used in all subsequent analyses. Results indicated partial support for Gaudreau and Thompson's model for mastery-approach and performance-approach goals. Pure SOP was related to higher levels of approach goals compared with non-perfectionism, whereas mixed perfectionism (SOP and SPP) was related to higher levels of approach goals compared with pure SPP. Implications for using second-order factors compared with first-order facets of perfectionism in research are discussed.
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Academic Ability, High Achievement, Gifted, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Mastery Learning, Goal Orientation, Undergraduate Students, Honors Curriculum, Questionnaires, Attitude Measures, Regression (Statistics), Student Surveys, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale