International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychology | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023 | Rating: 5.4 / 10


The Compulsion to be Perfect: Understanding Adolescent Perfectionist Attitudes

M. Dharini | R. Renisha Jerine [2]


Abstract: Perfectionism is the motivation to appear feeling and to be perfect. Although society generally views perfectionism as a positive characteristic it also can gave negative effects. This study examines the pressure of perfectionism attitude among male and female adolescent in Tamil Nadu. The sample comprises of 64 adolescent including 31 male and 33 females. To examine the perfectionism attitude ?The Child-Adolescent Perfectionism Scale (CAPS)? is used. It was given by Gordon L. Flett, Poul L. Hewitt in the year of 2014. It is a five-point Likert-type format; the scale consists of 22-items with two factors resembling self-oriented and socially prescribed perfectionism. Snowball method of data collection was used to collect data. The collected data were examined using Independent samples T-test. This research study indicates that there is no significant difference in the between the male and female. This states that the perfectionism is playing important role in both genders they are perceived to be a perfectionist. Perfectionist adolescent tends to have positive mood, higher level of self-esteem, self-confidence and psychological wellbeing. And the adolescents are more likely to be perfectionistic in response to the contingent self-worth associated with parental expectations and parental criticism. The levels of perfectionism were relatively similar between the male and female adolescent in the present study this states that the adolescent hold excessively high personal standards and overly critical self-evaluation. This research study states that there is no gender is playing a role to be a perfectionist.


Keywords: Perfectionism, Self-oriented, Socially prescribed, Adolescent, Perfectionist


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,


Pages: 1715 - 1718



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