This study investigated the relationship between three dimensions of perfectionism (self-oriented, other-oriented, and socially prescribed) and three psychological distress variables (depression, anxiety, and interpersonal conflict) among 94 individuals with chronic pain. Self-oriented perfectionism was found to be associated with anxiety and interpersonal conflict. Other-oriented perfectionism was found to be associated with depression only. Socially prescribed perfectionism was found to be associated with depression and interpersonal conflict. A secondary purpose of the study aimed at investigating the potential mediating effects of the three dimensions of perfectionism on the relationship between stress and patient-reported psychological outcomes. Both self-oriented perfectionism and socially prescribed perfectionism were found to be mediating the relationship between stress and interpersonal conflict. These results suggested that helping chronic pain patients to address their concerns related to self-oriented and socially prescribed perfectionistic thinking may help to improve chronic pain patients’ physical and psychological well-being when dealing with their pain conditions and stress associated with the condition.
Key Words: Perfectionism; Depression; Anxiety; Interpersonal Conflict; Stress; Chronic Pain
|Advisor:||Lee, Gloria K.|
|Commitee:||Donnelly, James P., Reynolds, Amy L.|
|School:||State University of New York at Buffalo|
|Department:||Counseling, School and Educational Psychology|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||DAI-B 74/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Anxiety, Chronic pain, Depression, Interpersonal conflict, Perfectionism, Stress|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be