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Impact of Perfectionism and Self-efficacy on Psychological Distress among Adolescents


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1 Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India
     

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The present study examined the impact of perfectionism and self-efficacy on psychological distress among adolescents. The sample was comprised of N=200 eleventh grade students (100 boys and 100 girls) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. Student responded three scales, the Almost Perfect Scale-Revised (APS-R), General Self-Efficacy ScaleHindi Version (GSES-H), and PGI Health Questionnaire, for measuring perfectionism, self-efficacy, and psychological distress respectively. Data were analyzed by using t-test, correlation and regression analysis. Result of t-test found that significant difference exist only psychological distress, female adolescents showed more psychological distress as compare to their male counterparts. In correlation, discrepancy of perfectionism was significant positive relationship with psychological distress while negative relationship found between self-efficacy and psychological distress among adolescents. Furthermore, self-efficacy was significant positive relationship with standard and order of perfectionism, while it was negative relationship with discrepancy of perfectionism. Regression analysis found discrepancy of perfectionism and low self-efficacy were significant predictors ofpsychological distress among adolescents.

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Perfectionism, Self-efficacy, Psychological Distress, Adolescents
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Sayeeda Shaheen
Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India

Abstract


The present study examined the impact of perfectionism and self-efficacy on psychological distress among adolescents. The sample was comprised of N=200 eleventh grade students (100 boys and 100 girls) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. Student responded three scales, the Almost Perfect Scale-Revised (APS-R), General Self-Efficacy ScaleHindi Version (GSES-H), and PGI Health Questionnaire, for measuring perfectionism, self-efficacy, and psychological distress respectively. Data were analyzed by using t-test, correlation and regression analysis. Result of t-test found that significant difference exist only psychological distress, female adolescents showed more psychological distress as compare to their male counterparts. In correlation, discrepancy of perfectionism was significant positive relationship with psychological distress while negative relationship found between self-efficacy and psychological distress among adolescents. Furthermore, self-efficacy was significant positive relationship with standard and order of perfectionism, while it was negative relationship with discrepancy of perfectionism. Regression analysis found discrepancy of perfectionism and low self-efficacy were significant predictors ofpsychological distress among adolescents.

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Perfectionism, Self-efficacy, Psychological Distress, Adolescents