Täydellisyyteen pyrkimistä ja huolta omista suorituksista? Lukiolaisten perfektionismi ja opiskeluhyvinvointi

Translated title of the contribution: Striving for perfection and worrying about one’s performances? Perfectionism and academic well-being in general upper secondary school

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Abstract

This study investigated 1) what kinds of perfectionistic profiles can be identified among general upper secondary school students (N = 434), and 2) how such profiles predict academic well-being (school engagement and burnout). Employing a person-oriented (group-based) approach and latent profile analysis, the students were classified based on their patterns of perfectionistic strivings and concerns. Four distinct profiles were identified: concerned (relatively low strivings and high concerns; 37%), ambitious (high strivings and low concerns; 28%), non-perfectionists (low strivings and concerns; 24%), and perfectionists (high strivings and concerns; 12%). Perfectionists and ambitious were most engaged in their studies, but they differed in their level of burnout: perfectionists displayed higher exhaustion and inadequacy, while ambitious reported low burnout despite their high standards. Concerned exhibited relatively high levels of all burnout symptoms. Our findings indicate that perfectionistic concerns are linked with burnout – even when coupled with high strivings.
Translated title of the contributionStriving for perfection and worrying about one’s performances? Perfectionism and academic well-being in general upper secondary school
Original languageFinnish
JournalKasvatus
Volume52
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)209-222
Number of pages14
ISSN0022-927X
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • perfectionism
  • well-being
  • school engagement
  • school burnout
  • general upper secondary school
  • person-oriented approach

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