Association Between Self-Oriented Perfectionism, Levels of Positive and Negative Affect, and Test Performance in Test Situation

Miloseva, Lence (2012) Association Between Self-Oriented Perfectionism, Levels of Positive and Negative Affect, and Test Performance in Test Situation. Iskanja ( Vzgoja - Pre-Vzgoja ) (43/44). pp. 49-55.

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Abstract

The main aim of the study, as a part of wider research, examined the associations among self-oriented perfectionism, levels of positive and negative affect and test performance after taking a midterm test in developmental psychology. A sample of 97 university students, aged 19–20, (average age 19,4), enrolled in 1st year at Faculty of Educational Science, “Goce Delcev“ University of Stip, R. Macedonia, completed the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (MPS; Hewitt & Flett 2004), one week prior to an actual class test. Measures of positive affect and negative affect were obtained immediately following the midterm classroom test (PANAS; Watson et al. 1988). The test completed by each student was a regular midterm test that comprised 20 % of their final grade in developmental psychology. As we expected, it was found that self-oriented perfectionism is associated significantly with higher state positive affect but not with test performance or with state negative affect. The results are discussed in terms of the need to examine trait dimensions of perfectionism within the context of ongoing and actual performance outcomes experienced by perfectionistic students.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Lence Miloseva
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2012 15:07
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2013 08:52
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/1343

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