Multidimensional Perfectionism, Depression, and Satisfaction With Life: Differences Among Perfectionists and Tests of a Stress-Mediation Model
Article first published online: 17 JUL 2012
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Journal of College Counseling
Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 130–143, July 2012
How to Cite
Ashby, J. S., Noble, C. L. and Gnilka, P. B. (2012), Multidimensional Perfectionism, Depression, and Satisfaction With Life: Differences Among Perfectionists and Tests of a Stress-Mediation Model. Jnl of College Counseling, 15: 130–143. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2012.00011.x
- Issue published online: 17 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 17 JUL 2012
- Received 12/10/09; Revised 03/04/10; Accepted 06/10/10
This study examined the relationship between adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism, stress, depression, and satisfaction with life in a sample of undergraduate women. The authors found that maladaptive perfectionists had lower satisfaction with life and higher stress and depression scores compared with adaptive perfectionists. Results also indicated that stress mediated the relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and depression and between both maladaptive and adaptive perfectionism and satisfaction with life. Implications for college counselors are discussed.