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On the longitudinal interplay between perfectionism and general affect in adolescents

Damian, Lavinia E., Negru-Subtirica, Oana, Stoeber, Joachim, Vois, Diana (2021) On the longitudinal interplay between perfectionism and general affect in adolescents. Journal of Research in Personality, 93 . Article Number 104102. ISSN 0092-6566. (doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2021.104102) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:87927)

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Cross-sectional studies on perfectionism and general affect tend to interpret their findings suggesting affect is an outcome of perfectionism. However, personality theories posit that individual differences in general affect may also influence perfectionism. Expecting to find bidirectional relations, this 3-wave study sought to examine the longitudinal interplay between perfectionism and general affect in a sample of 489 adolescents (54% female) aged 12-19 years. Cross-lagged panel analyses showed a positive unidirectional effect from positive affect to perfectionistic standards as well as a positive bidirectional effect between perfectionistic concerns and negative affect. As expected, general affect was both an antecedent and an outcome of perfectionism. Implications of the findings for the development and outcomes of perfectionism are discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jrp.2021.104102
Uncontrolled keywords: perfectionism; general affect; adolescents; longitudinal analyses; gender; age
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Joachim Stoeber
Date Deposited: 05 May 2021 15:36 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2022 23:12 UTC
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