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Perfectionism in School by Kristie L. Speirs Neumeister, Kathryn L. Fletcher

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CHAPTER 3

Parenting and Perfectionism

Although longitudinal research must be conducted to determine the relationships among the factors that influence the development of perfectionism, the influence of parents on perfectionism has been widely examined (Appleton & Curran, 2016; Hewitt, Flett, & Mikail, 2017; Flett, Hewitt, Oliver, & Macdonald, 2002; Speirs Neumeister, 2004). Theoretical models of the development of perfectionism have mainly focused on environmental influences—how parents interact with their children. Yet children also inherit genetic traits from their parents. Research has revealed that perfectionism may have a genetic component, with higher correlations for perfectionism between identical twins compared to fraternal twins (Iranzo-Tatay ...

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