Perfectionism and clinical disorders among employees
SourcePersonality and Individual Differences, 50, 7, (2011), pp. 1126-1130
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Personality and Individual Differences
SubjectExperimental Psychopathology and Treatment
We examined differences in perfectionism between burned-out employees (n = 77), depressed employees (n = 29), anxiety-disordered employees (n = 31), employees with comorbid disorders, that is, a combination of clinical burnout, depression, or anxiety disorder (n = 28), and individuals without clinical burnout, depression disorder, or anxiety disorder (clinical control group; n = 110). The results suggest that setting high personal standards per se is not associated with clinical disorders. In contrast, maladaptive aspects of perfectionism, including perceived discrepancy between standards and performance and socially prescribed perfectionism, were related to clinical disorders, and in particular to comorbidity.
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