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The structure and correlates of perfectionism in African American children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15136196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examined the structure and symptom correlates of perfectionism in a sample of 6th-grade, urban, African American children using the Child and Adolescent Perfectionism Scale (CAPS; Flett, Hewitt, Boucher, Davidson, & Munro, 2000). Confirmatory factor analysis showed inadequate fit of the original subscales. Exploratory factor analysis suggested 3 dimensions of perfectionism: A Socially Prescribed and a Self-Oriented-Critical factor were described as maladaptive, whereas a Self-Oriented-Striving factor was proposed as adaptive. Cross-sectional correlations among the perfectionism dimensions and symptoms of psychopathology fit well with the adaptive versus maladaptive model. In addition, Socially Prescribed Perfectionism showed a robust predictive relation to 7th-grade internalizing symptoms, especially depression, in boys. Results are discussed in the context of the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of this African American sample and suggestions for future research are provided.
Authors:
Beth T McCreary; Thomas E Joiner; Norman B Schmidt; Nicholas S Ialongo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1537-4416     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-11     Completed Date:  2004-08-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101133858     Medline TA:  J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, OH, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
African Americans / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Child
Conduct Disorder / diagnosis,  ethnology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Male
Personality Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  ethnology*
Personality Inventory
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 DA11796/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 MH57005/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; T32 MH18834/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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