Evaluation of perfectionism and its relationship with hardiness and mental health in students of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences

  • L Mosalanejad
  • Z Kargar
  • N Kalani
  • S Abdollahifard
Keywords: perfectionism, hardiness, mental health, medical students

Abstract

Introduction: perfectionism has both positive and negative dimensions. Each dimension is associated with different aspects of human psychology. The present study aimed to investigate perfectionism and its relationship with hardiness and mental health in students of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences.

Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study, which aimed to evaluate perfectionism (positive and negative) and its relationship with hardiness and mental health in students of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences in 2013. The statistical population consisted of 200 students. Data collection tools were three questionnaires or perfectionism, hardiness and mental health. The collected data was analyzed using descriptive statistical tests (frequency, mean and standard deviation), SPSS 11, Kolmogorov-Smirnov tests and nonparametric tests at p<0.05 significance level.

Findings: the results showed a significant correlation between positive perfectionism and hardiness (r = 0.3 and p = 0.02). There was no significant difference between scores of perfectionism (positive and negative), mental health and hardiness based on field of study of the students.

Conclusion: it is recommended to implement useful programs in order to strengthen positive perfectionism among students.

Keywords: perfectionism, hardiness, mental health, medical students

Published
2018-03-14
Section
Articles

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