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Multidimensional Perfectionism and Health: The Role of Perceived Stress and Perceived Somatic Complaints

Kosenkranius, Merly Kristi LU (2016) PSYP01 20161
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The present study investigated the relationship between multidimensional perfectionism, perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints among Swedish university students. Two hundred and thirteen students participated in the study. The aim of the study was to investigate whether male and female students differ in terms of groups of perfectionism, perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints, and whether different groups of perfectionists differ in terms of perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints. Additionally, a stress-mediation model was examined. The results showed that males and females did differ in terms of perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints, with females experiencing both stress and somatic complaints... (More)
The present study investigated the relationship between multidimensional perfectionism, perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints among Swedish university students. Two hundred and thirteen students participated in the study. The aim of the study was to investigate whether male and female students differ in terms of groups of perfectionism, perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints, and whether different groups of perfectionists differ in terms of perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints. Additionally, a stress-mediation model was examined. The results showed that males and females did differ in terms of perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints, with females experiencing both stress and somatic complaints on higher levels, but the gender differences were not apparent in terms of groups of perfectionism. Furthermore, different groups of perfectionists had significantly different perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints levels with maladaptive perfectionists experiencing the highest levels, followed by nonperfectionists, and finally adaptive perfectionists who reported the least perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints. Lastly, the stress-mediation model was tested within the maladaptive perfectionists group and perceived stress was found to mediate the relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and perceived somatic complaints. Possible methodological improvements and suggestions for future research are discussed. (Less)
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Kosenkranius, Merly Kristi LU
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PSYP01 20161
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
multidimensional perfectionism, adaptive perfectionists, maladaptive perfectionists, perceived stress, perceived somatic complaints, gender
language
English
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8881935
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2016-06-16 10:04:24
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  abstract     = {The present study investigated the relationship between multidimensional perfectionism, perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints among Swedish university students. Two hundred and thirteen students participated in the study. The aim of the study was to investigate whether male and female students differ in terms of groups of perfectionism, perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints, and whether different groups of perfectionists differ in terms of perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints. Additionally, a stress-mediation model was examined. The results showed that males and females did differ in terms of perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints, with females experiencing both stress and somatic complaints on higher levels, but the gender differences were not apparent in terms of groups of perfectionism. Furthermore, different groups of perfectionists had significantly different perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints levels with maladaptive perfectionists experiencing the highest levels, followed by nonperfectionists, and finally adaptive perfectionists who reported the least perceived stress and perceived somatic complaints. Lastly, the stress-mediation model was tested within the maladaptive perfectionists group and perceived stress was found to mediate the relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and perceived somatic complaints. Possible methodological improvements and suggestions for future research are discussed.},
  author       = {Kosenkranius, Merly Kristi},
  keyword      = {multidimensional perfectionism,adaptive perfectionists,maladaptive perfectionists,perceived stress,perceived somatic complaints,gender},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Multidimensional Perfectionism and Health: The Role of Perceived Stress and Perceived Somatic Complaints},
  year         = {2016},
}