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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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.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology|
|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|
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