The relationship between the dimensions of perfectionism and test anxiety in Argentine psychology students

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Perfectionism (adaptive and maladaptive) and test anxiety have been studied separately in the university realm, and there is a paucity of published research examining their relationship, despite evident conceptual links. Since valid and reliable instruments for assessing both constructs are available in Argentina, the relationship between perfectionism and test anxiety was investigated in a sample of 102 students (86 females) through multiple linear regression analysis. Results indicated that the negative dimension of perfectionism, operationalised as a discrepancy, yielded a predictive capacity of 38% in the variability of test anxiety. However, the positive dimensions of perfectionism showed no explanatory power. These results are discussed in terms of their conceptual and clinical implications.
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Year of Publication
2016
Journal
Ansiedad y Estrés
Volume
22
Issue
1
Number of Pages
33-38
Date Published
jan
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ISSN Number
1134-7937
URL
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1134793716300100
DOI
10.1016/j.anyes.2016.04.004