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Perfectionism, anger, somatic health, and positive affect

Saboonchi, F and Lundh, Lars-Gunnar LU (2003) In Personality and Individual Differences 35(7). p.1585-1599
Abstract
The associations between perfectionism, anger, somatic health, and positive affect were examined in 184 Swedish adults from a randomly selected population sample. Somewhat unexpectedly, anger was found to be associated with self-oriented perfectionism rather than with socially prescribed perfectionism. With regard to somatic health complaints, both socially prescribed perfectionism and self-oriented perfectionism tended to correlate positively with self-reported somatic complaints, whereas other-oriented perfectionism appeared as a predictor of whether the participants were undergoing medical treatment or not. Finally, the results did not support the notion of self-oriented perfectionism representing a positive, adaptive dimension of... (More)
The associations between perfectionism, anger, somatic health, and positive affect were examined in 184 Swedish adults from a randomly selected population sample. Somewhat unexpectedly, anger was found to be associated with self-oriented perfectionism rather than with socially prescribed perfectionism. With regard to somatic health complaints, both socially prescribed perfectionism and self-oriented perfectionism tended to correlate positively with self-reported somatic complaints, whereas other-oriented perfectionism appeared as a predictor of whether the participants were undergoing medical treatment or not. Finally, the results did not support the notion of self-oriented perfectionism representing a positive, adaptive dimension of perfectionism; on the contrary, this dimension was found to be negatively associated with positive affect. (Less)
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Personality and Individual Differences
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1585 - 1599
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  abstract     = {The associations between perfectionism, anger, somatic health, and positive affect were examined in 184 Swedish adults from a randomly selected population sample. Somewhat unexpectedly, anger was found to be associated with self-oriented perfectionism rather than with socially prescribed perfectionism. With regard to somatic health complaints, both socially prescribed perfectionism and self-oriented perfectionism tended to correlate positively with self-reported somatic complaints, whereas other-oriented perfectionism appeared as a predictor of whether the participants were undergoing medical treatment or not. Finally, the results did not support the notion of self-oriented perfectionism representing a positive, adaptive dimension of perfectionism; on the contrary, this dimension was found to be negatively associated with positive affect.},
  author       = {Saboonchi, F and Lundh, Lars-Gunnar},
  issn         = {1873-3549},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {1585--1599},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Personality and Individual Differences},
  title        = {Perfectionism, anger, somatic health, and positive affect},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2003},
}