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Title: Perfectionism and psychological distress: Evidence of the mediating effects of rumination
Authors: O'Connor, Daryl B
O'Connor, Rory
Marshall, Rachel
Contact Email: rory.oconnor@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: 3
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Depression
Distress
evidence
LEVEL
levels
LTD
MECHANISM
Perfectionism
Psychological distress
relationship
Role
Rumination
SAMPLE
Issue Date: Jun-2007
Publisher: Wiley and Sons
Citation: O'Connor DB, O'Connor R & Marshall R (2007) Perfectionism and psychological distress: Evidence of the mediating effects of rumination, European Journal of Personality, 21 (4), pp. 429-452.
Abstract: Three studies investigated the role of ruminative tendencies in mediating the effects of multidimensional perfectionism (Hewitt & Flett, 1991) on psychological distress. Study I (Sample 1, N = 2 79; Sample 2, N = 224) and Study 2 (N = 205) found evidence, cross-sectionally and prospectively, that brooding ruminative response style either fully or partially mediated the effects of socially prescribed and self-oriented perfectionism on psychological distress, depression and hopelessness levels. In addition, Study 3 (N = 163) confirmed these mediation effects for socially prescribed perfectionism in relation to depression and hopelessness, 2 months later after initial levels of distress were controlled. Overall, these findings provide evidence that brooding ruminative response style is an important mechanism that can explain, in part, the relationship between perfectionism and distress.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/8730
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/per.616
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Affiliation: University of Leeds
Psychology
University of Leeds

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