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ERIC Number: EJ825301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0000
Perfectionism, Depression, Loneliness, and Life Satisfaction: A Study of High School Students in Hong Kong
Wang, Kenneth T.; Yuen, Mantak; Slaney, Robert B.
Counseling Psychologist, v37 n2 p249-274 2009
This study investigates the cross-cultural construct validity of perfectionism using the Chinese translation of the Almost Perfect Scale-Revised (APS-R; Slaney, Mobley, Trippi, Ashby, & Johnson, 1996) with 509 Chinese high school students from Hong Kong. The factor structure of the Chinese APS-R and correlations between the APS-R subscales and measures of Depression, Satisfaction with Life, and Loneliness are examined. Participants are grouped into three clusters--adaptive and maladaptive perfectionists and nonperfectionists. A comparison of group means revealed that adaptive perfectionists reported higher Satisfaction with Life scores and lower Depression scores than the other two groups. This sample of Chinese students also reported higher Discrepancy scores compared to U.S. students' scores in previous studies. Similarities and differences in comparison to previous studies using U.S. participants are examined. Finally, the limitations of this study and implications for future research with Chinese participants are discussed. (Contains 4 tables, 2 figures, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong