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Novgorodova E.F. The role of perfectionism in subjective well-being of young people

Full text in Russian: Новгородова Е.Ф. Роль перфекционизма в субъективном благополучии молодежи
Amur State University of Humanities and Pedagogy, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia

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The paper focuses on the problem of perfectionism in context of modern youth’s subjective well-being. The theoretical part contains the review of foreign studies contribution to perfectionism in the explanation of subjective life satisfaction.  The first test of perfectionism potential impact on the youth’s life satisfaction has been carried out in Russia. The subjects are students aged 16 to 22 years (N = 657). The relationship between perfectionism and life satisfaction of the respondents has been studied. It has been found, that life satisfaction is repulsed from most of the parameters of perfectionism, as well as the correlation with the "personal standards and parental expectations" is positive.  The role of perfectionism in predicting life satisfaction of the younger generation has been displayed. It has been revealed that "concern about mistakes" and "parental criticism and doubts about actions" allow predicting low level of life satisfaction.  It has been found that Russian young men are experiencing greater life satisfaction than young women. The predictors of cognitive component in subjective well-being have been differentiated by gender.

Keywords: subjective well-being, life satisfaction, perfectionism, youth


The author is grateful Yaremchuk Svetlana Vladimirovna for necessary scientific advices.


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Received 27 July 2015. Date of publication: 30 December 2015.

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Novgorodova Ekaterina F. Ph.D. Student, Department of Education Psychology, Amur State University of Humanities and Pedagogy, ul. Kirova, 17/2, 681000 Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia.
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Novgorodova E.F. The role of perfectionism in subjective well-being of young people. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2015, Vol. 8, No. 44, p. 12. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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