Täydellisyyteen pyrkimistä ja huolta omista suorituksista? Lukiolaisten perfektionismi ja opiskeluhyvinvointi

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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.
Bidragets översatta titelStriving for perfection and worrying about one’s performances? Perfectionism and academic well-being in general upper secondary school
Sidor (från-till)209-222
Antal sidor14
StatusPublicerad - 13 sep. 2021
MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad


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