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Relation between depression symptoms, perfectionism and self-concept

Lebedina Manzoni, Marija; Lotar, Martina
Relation between depression symptoms, perfectionism and self-concept // Psychomed, 1 (2010) (podatak o recenziji nije dostupan, poster, znanstveni)

Relation between depression symptoms, perfectionism and self-concept

Lebedina Manzoni, Marija ; Lotar, Martina

Psychomed (1828-1516) 1 (2010);

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Radovi u časopisima, poster, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Depression symptoms; perfectionism; self-esteem; actual-self; ideal-self

A dual process model of perfectionism is based on reinforcement theory and the authors of this model proposed that there are two types of perfectionism - positive and negative. Positive perfectionism is linked with positive reinforcement and negative perfectionism is linked with negative reinforcement in terms of Skinner's learning theory (Slade & Owens, 1998). Positive perfectionists are people who set for themselves high but realistic and achievable goals which are adjusted to situation, they are motivated by the wish for success, and their sense of self-worth is independent of their performance. Negative perfectionists set for themselves non-realistic and unachievable goals, they are extremely rigid, motivated by the fear of failure, focused on avoiding mistakes, and extremely self-critical at failure. There are researches that confirm correlation between depression symptoms and maladaptive perfectionism (Lauri-Korajlija, 2004 ; Jurin, 2005 ; Ashby, Rice & Martin, 2006). Depression symptoms are also correlated with low self-esteem (Mickelson & Williams, 2008) and actual-self/ideal-self discrepancy (Higgins, 1987) but it is still unclear particular contribution of these variables in predicting depression symptoms. The aim of this study was to examine relation of positive and negative perfectionism, self-esteem and actual-self/ideal-self discrepancy with depression symptoms. Positive and Negative Perfectionism Scale (PANPS ; Terry-Short et al., 1995), Self-Liking/Self-Competence Scale (SLCS ; Tafarodi & Swann, 1995), Self Concept Questionnaire - Conventional Construct Version (SCQ-CC ; Watson, 2001) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) have been applied to 200 students of the University of Zagreb. Results indicate that student’s too high expectations of them self and belief that they wouldn’t meet that expectations is related with depression symptoms.

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013-0000000-3325 - UTJECAJ VRŠNJAČKOG PRITISKA U DOBA ADOLESCENCIJE (Marija Lebedina-Manzoni, )

Edukacijsko-rehabilitacijski fakultet, Zagreb