Investigating the relationship between perfectionism and self-compassion: research protocol

Linnett, R.J. and Kibowski, F. ORCID: 0000-0002-8852-1278, 2017. Investigating the relationship between perfectionism and self-compassion: research protocol. European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice, 1: 9. ISSN 2398-5607

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Abstract

Background: Perfectionism is a multidimensional personality trait characterised by high personal standards, self-critical evaluation and concern over mistakes (Frost, Marten, Lahart, & Rosenblate, 1990). Preliminary findings suggest that some forms of perfectionism are negatively correlated with self-compassion (Neff, 2003a), a mindset characterised by being moved by your own suffering and acknowledging that you are worthy of care and understanding (Brion, Leary, & Drabkin, 2014). However, there have been no further studies that investigate this relationship.

Method: A combined perfectionism measure (79 items; Stoeber & Madigan, 2016) and the Self-Compassion Scale (26 items; Neff, 2003a) will be administered online. This study requires a sample of 400-500 participants.

Analysis: Part I: Psychometric test construction via item reduction and factor analysis.
Part II: Testing a structural equation model of the relationship between perfectionism and self-compassion.

Discussion: This study will develop a new measure of perfectionism and provide new information about how perfectionism relates to self-compassion. Its findings have the potential to significantly impact therapeutic approaches to mental health and wellbeing.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice
Creators: Linnett, R.J. and Kibowski, F.
Publisher: National Wellbeing Service
Date: 18 August 2017
Volume: 1
ISSN: 2398-5607
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 14 Aug 2017 15:00
Last Modified: 11 May 2022 14:23
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31415

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