O'Reilly logo

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

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 5

Responses to Academic Expectations and Perfectionism

Students with perfectionism who are dealing with the demands of harsh and controlling parents and compromised motivation toward their academic work are likely under considerable stress. Although moderate amounts of stress help to urge students to prepare and study for academic work, high levels of stress may produce dysfunctional academic outcomes such as burnout, test anxiety, and procrastination. Less well documented, however, is how high levels of academic stress interact with students’ perfectionism. In their meta-analysis on perfectionism and burnout across work, sports, and academics domains, Hill and Curran (2016) revealed that perfectionistic strivings had a negative relationship ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required