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Family relationships and perfectionism in middle‐school students

Diprima, Amy J. ; Ashby, Jeffrey S. ; Gnilka, Philip B. ; Noble, Christina L.

Psychology in the Schools, September 2011, Vol.48(8), pp.815-827 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Family relationships and perfectionism in middle‐school students
  • Author/Creator: Diprima, Amy J. ; Ashby, Jeffrey S. ; Gnilka, Philip B. ; Noble, Christina L.
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Family Relationship ; Middle School Students ; Personality Traits ; Measures (Individuals) ; Correlation ; Multivariate Analysis ; Rural Areas ; Georgia ; Education ; Psychology
  • Is Part Of: Psychology in the Schools, September 2011, Vol.48(8), pp.815-827
  • Description: Several authors have suggested that perfectionism develops in the context of a person's family of origin. However, there are few empirical studies that address the relationship between family variables and perfectionism. This study examined the relationship between family variables and multidimensional perfectionism among a sample of 253 middle‐school students. The results indicated that adaptive perfectionism was correlated with numerous positive family variables, and adaptive perfectionists tended to have more balanced, cohesive, adaptable families, with a greater perception of parental nurturance than either maladaptive perfectionists or nonperfectionists. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0033-3085 ; E-ISSN: 1520-6807 ; DOI: 10.1002/pits.20594