Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Role of Locus of Control in the Relationship between Maladaptive Perfectionism and Depression
by Kelly, Timothy J., M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2016, 45; 10128060
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pomerantz, Andrew M.
Commitee: Ro, Eunyoe, Segrist, Daniel J.
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 55/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Clinical psychology, Personality psychology
Keywords: Depression, Locus of control, Perfectionism
Publication Number: 10128060
ISBN: 978-1-339-86092-3
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