Quotation Kokkoris, Michail. 2019. New insights into the association of maximizing with facets of perfectionism. Personality and Individual Differences. 142 100-102.




This research expands the extant literature on the nomological network of maximizing by examining its asso-ciation with two aspects of perfectionism: rigid perfectionism and self-critical perfectionism. Whereas both as-pects of perfectionism entail maladaptive elements, self-critical perfectionism is considered to be more mala-daptive than rigid perfectionism. Prior research has found that maximizing is associated with both adaptive andmaladaptive aspects of perfectionism, but more strongly so with maladaptive. The current research revisits thisassociation using a more proper measure of the maximizing construct and a multidimensional measure of per-fectionism. Results of two studies (lab and online) with diverse populations (student and community sample)show that maximizing is more strongly associated with rigid perfectionism than with self-critical perfectionism.Thesefindings provide novel insights into the relationship between maximizing and perfectionism and add to theliterature on the correlates and the nature of maximizing.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Personality and Individual Differences
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new WH-B
Language English
Title New insights into the association of maximizing with facets of perfectionism
Volume 142
Year 2019
Page from 100
Page to 102
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2019.01.040
Open Access N


Kokkoris, Michail (Former researcher)
Institute for Marketing and Consumer Research IN (Details)
Competence Center for Experimental Research WE (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5320 Marketing (Details)
5504 Experimental psychology (Details)
5511 Social psychology (Details)
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