Multidimensional Perfectionism, Coping, and Depression: Differential Prediction of Depression Symptoms by Perfectionism Type
Article first published online: 2 APR 2014
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Journal of College Counseling
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 80–94, April 2014
How to Cite
Noble, C. L., Ashby, J. S. and Gnilka, P. B. (2014), Multidimensional Perfectionism, Coping, and Depression: Differential Prediction of Depression Symptoms by Perfectionism Type. Jnl of College Counseling, 17: 80–94. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2014.00049.x
- Issue published online: 2 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 2 APR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 13 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 4 APR 2011
Perfectionism has consistently been implicated as a significant contributor to negative outcomes, including depression, in college student populations. This study examined the relationship between multidimensional perfectionism, coping, and depression in a sample of 405 undergraduate students. Maladaptive perfectionists, adaptive perfectionists, and nonperfectionist college students differed significantly on levels of depression and exhibited different patterns of coping. Avoidant coping mediated the relationship between both adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism and depression.