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ERIC Number: EJ837112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8225
Multidimensional Perfectionism and the Self
Ward, Andrew M.; Ashby, Jeffrey S.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v22 n4 p51-65 Jul 2008
This study examined multidimensional perfectionism and self-development. Two hundred seventy-one undergraduates completed a measure of multidimensional perfectionism and two Kohutian measures designed to measure aspects of self-development including social connectedness, social assurance, goal instability (idealization), and grandiosity. The researchers found evidence that adaptive perfectionists employ healthier forms of narcissism in social connectedness and goal instability (idealization) as compared to maladaptive perfectionists and nonperfectionists. Implications for treatment and future research are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A