International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064




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Research Paper | Psychology | India | Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024 | Rating: 5.6 / 10


Perfectionism, Anxiety and Career Distress - Insight from Undergraduate / Postgraduate Final Year Students

Khushi Nahar | Dr. Arjun Sekhar


Abstract: This study investigates the complex interplay between perfectionism, anxiety and career distress among final year students. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative method. The research aims to understand the levels of these psychological factors, explore their relationship and assess their impact on students? overall wellbeing and career prospects. The quantitative method reveals the significant positive correlation between perfectionism, anxiety and career distress among final year students. Additionally, linear regression analysis demonstrates that both perfectionism and anxiety have impact on career distress. The qualitative analysis competent these results by providing insights into how students experience and cope with perfectionism in their academic and career pursuits. This study emphasises how crucial it is to take into account students' coping mechanisms and mental health in higher education settings. It makes the case for the necessity of specialised interventions to help students cope with anxiety and perfectionism, enhancing both their academic performance and general well-being.


Keywords: Perfectionism, Anxiety, Career distress, wellbeing, final year students


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 4, April 2024,


Pages: 959 - 966



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