Destructive Perfectionism and Protective factors of Emotional well-being of university students

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Abstract

According to research data, perfectionism scores in the student population are on the rise. The article describes the sociocultural and educational context that causes the revealed trend. The study conducted on a student sample (N=194) confirms the conclusions of researchers regarding the destructive impact of mixed and socially prescribed perfectionism. Subjectness and self-efficacy are considered as possible protective factors of emotional well-being that can reduce the negative impact of perfectionism. The results of correlational analysis and application of the mediation model demonstrated the protective effect of the identified factors. It is concluded that it is necessary to carry out preventive measures in higher education institutions with the implementation of methods of reflexive-activity approach, which implies the actualization and support of students' subjectness position.

General Information

Keywords: students, perfectionism, emotional distress, self-efficacy, subjectness position, protective factors

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/chp.2024200206

Received: 25.03.2024

Accepted:

For citation: Tsatsulin T.O., Kholmogorova A.B. Destructive Perfectionism and Protective factors of Emotional well-being of university students. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2024. Vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 50–59. DOI: 10.17759/chp.2024200206. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Tikhon O. Tsatsulin, PhD Student of the Faculty of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: ttsatsulin@yandex.ru

Alla B. Kholmogorova, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Leading Researcher, Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry (A Branch of the National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology), Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5194-0199, e-mail: kholmogorova@yandex.ru

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