The mediating influence of hope on multidimensional perfectionism and depression

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Mathew, Jaya, Dunning, Claire, Coats, Charlotte and Whelan, Thomas Anthony. (2014) The mediating influence of hope on multidimensional perfectionism and depression. Personality and Individual Differences. 70, pp. 66 - 71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2014.06.008
AuthorsMathew, Jaya, Dunning, Claire, Coats, Charlotte and Whelan, Thomas Anthony
Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between perfectionism and depression, and the mediating effects of the components of hope – agency and pathways. Participants were 152 undergraduate students who completed an online survey that included measures of perfectionism, hope and depressive symptoms. It was hypothesised that adaptive perfectionists would have higher levels of agency and pathways, and lower levels of depression than maladaptive and non-perfectionists. Further, that agency and pathways would mediate the relationship between both adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism and depression. These hypotheses were supported, however, contrary to expectations maladaptive perfectionists demonstrated higher levels of agency than non-perfectionists. The results demonstrate that both components of hope are important to the psychological outcomes of perfectionists.

Keywordsperfectionism; maladaptive perfectionism; adaptive perfectionism; depression; hope
Year2014
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Journal citation70, pp. 66 - 71
PublisherElsevier Ltd
ISSN0191-8869
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2014.06.008
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84904115549
Page range66 - 71
Research GroupSchool of Philosophy
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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