Perfectionism has been referred to as “the tyranny of the should” (Horney, 1950). Decades of research has provided links between the personality constructs of perfectionism and locus of control and depression. The purpose of this study was to examine the potential for locus of control orientation to contribute to the relationship between perfectionism and depression, primarily focusing on a “middle” group (neither internal, nor external locus of control). Results indicate that the “middle” group for locus of control are less likely to have depressive symptoms when paired with perfectionism.
|Advisor:||Pomerantz, Andrew M.|
|Commitee:||Ro, Eunyoe, Segrist, Daniel J.|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 55/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Clinical psychology, Personality psychology|
|Keywords:||Depression, Locus of control, Perfectionism|
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