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Perfectionism in the self and social contexts: conceptualization, assessment, and association with psychopathology.
  • P. Hewitt, G. Flett
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 March 1991
It is demonstrated that the perfectionism construct is multidimensional, comprising both personal and social components, and that these components contribute to severe levels of psychopathology. Expand
Dimensions of perfectionism in unipolar depression.
It was found that the depressed patients had higher levels of self-oriented perfectionism than did either the psychiatric or normal control subjects, and the anxious patients reported higher level of socially prescribed perfectionism. Expand
The interpersonal expression of perfection: perfectionistic self-presentation and psychological distress.
It is argued that the need to promote one's perfection or the desire to conceal one's imperfection involves self-esteem regulation in the interpersonal context. Expand
Psychological distress and the frequency of perfectionistic thinking.
The findings support the view that personality traits involved in depression and anxiety have a cognitive component involving ruminative thoughts and that activation of this cognitive personality component contributes to distress. Expand
Perfectionism : theory, research, and treatment
Perfectionism and Maladjustment: An Overview of Theoretical, Definitional, and Treatment Issues - Gordon L. Flett and Paul L. Hewitt - The Nature and Assessment of Perfectionism: A Critical AnalysisExpand
Perfectionism in children: associations with depression, anxiety, and anger
Abstract The relationships among measures of dimensions of perfectionism, depression, anxiety, stress, and anger were investigated in 114 children (45 males and 69 females, aged 10–15 years). BasedExpand
Dimensions of perfectionism, daily stress, and depression: a test of the specific vulnerability hypothesis.
It is suggested that perfectionism dimensions are associated with depression and may constitute specific vulnerability factors and several personality variables accounted for unique variance in depression. Expand
Positive Versus Negative Perfectionism in Psychopathology
It is suggested that positive perfectionism is motivated, at least in part, by an avoidance orientation and fear of failure, and recent attempts to define and conceptualizepositive perfectionism may have blurred the distinction between perfectionism and conscientiousness. Expand