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Subjective well-being, achievement striving behavior, and adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism.

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dc.contributor.author McKibban, Amie R.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-29T20:48:49Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-29T20:48:49Z
dc.date.created 2002 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-05-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1147
dc.description vi, 45 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract Past research has unfolded many previously unknown aspects of personality, subjective well-being, and factors that interact among the two. Nonetheless, there remains a surfeit of information yet to be discovered. The current study investigated differences among subjective well-being, achievement striving behavior, and perfectionism. Analyses indicate that those who report high levels of achievement striving tendencies also tend to report higher levels of perfectionistic tendencies toward the self. Furthermore, achievement strivers reported higher levels of happiness and positive affect when compared to their non-achieving counterparts. Likewise, adaptive perfectionists tended to report higher levels of happiness, an essential component of subjective well-being. Results also suggest that maladaptive perfectionists experience higher levels of negative affect. Lastly, a significant disordinal interaction indicates that non-achievement strivers who are also maladaptive perfectionists have low satisfaction with life. Given this finding, those individuals who do not consider themselves achievement strivers but strive to live up to others' expectations may be experiencing cognitive dissonance and in tum doing a disservice to their own mental well-being. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Behavioral assessment. en_US
dc.subject Perfectionism (Personality trait) en_US
dc.title Subjective well-being, achievement striving behavior, and adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college the teachers college en_US
dc.advisor Kenneth Weaver en_US
dc.department psychology en_US

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