Perfectionistic Automatic Thoughts and Psychological Distress in Adolescents: An Analysis of the Perfectionism Cognitions Inventory

  title={Perfectionistic Automatic Thoughts and Psychological Distress in Adolescents: An Analysis of the Perfectionism Cognitions Inventory},
  author={G. Flett and P. Hewitt and Aline Demerjian and E. Sturman and S. Sherry and Winnie Cheng},
  journal={Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy},
  • G. Flett, P. Hewitt, +3 authors Winnie Cheng
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
  • The present paper examines a measure of perfectionistic automatic thoughts in terms of its psychometric properties and association with depression in adolescents. The Perfectionism Cognitions Inventory (PCI) was administered to two samples of adolescents. The first sample of adolescents (N = 250) also completed measures of trait perfectionism and depression. The second sample of adolescents (N = 105) completed these same measures as well as measures of negative automatic thoughts, positive… CONTINUE READING
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