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The Relationship Between Perfectionism and Engagement in Preventive Health Behaviours: The Mediating Role of Self Concealment.

Williams, CJ and Cropley, M (2013) The Relationship Between Perfectionism and Engagement in Preventive Health Behaviours: The Mediating Role of Self Concealment. Journal of Health Psychology.

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Abstract

If perfectionists avoid engaging in preventive health behaviours, they may be putting their long-term health and well-being at risk. Correlational analyses based on a sample of 370 university students identified maladaptive perfectionism to be associated with decreased levels of engagement in preventive health behaviours, life satisfaction and well-being and increased levels of self-concealment and psychological distress. Adaptive perfectionism was associated with higher levels of engagement in preventive health behaviours. Self-concealment was identified as a partial mediator in the relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and both engagement in preventive health behaviours and psychological distress. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
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Williams, CJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cropley, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 5 June 2013
Identification Number : 10.1177/1359105313488971
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Additional Information : Article published in Journal of Health Psychology, onlinefirst, 2013. Copyrigth 2013 Sage Publications.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 21 Jun 2013 13:09
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 20:10
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/782707

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