Bibliography on Perfectionism

Di Schiena, Raffaella; Luminet, Olivier; Philippot, Pierre; Douilliez, Céline (2012): Adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism in depression: Preliminary evidence on the role of adaptive and maladaptive rumination. In Personality and Individual Differences 53 (6), pp. 774–778. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2012.05.017.

Gray-Little, Bernadette; Williams, Valerie S.L.; Hancock, Timothy D. (1997): An Item Response Theory Analysis of the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale. In Personality and social psychology bulletin 23 (5), pp. 443–451. DOI: 10.1177/0146167297235001.

Vergauwe, Jasmine; Wille, Bart; Feys, Marjolein; Fruyt, Filip de; Anseel, Frederik (2015): Fear of Being Exposed – the Trait-relatedness of the Impostor Phenomenon and Its Relevance in the Work Context. In J Bus Psychol 30 (3), pp. 565–581. DOI: 10.1007/s10869-014-9382-5.

Flett, Gordon L.; Hewitt, Paul L.; Blankstein, Kirk R.; Solnik, Melanie; van Brunschot, Michelle (1996): Perfectionism, social problem-solving ability, and psychological distress. In J Rational-Emot Cognitive-Behav Ther 14 (4), pp. 245–274. DOI: 10.1007/BF02238139.

Hewitt, P. L.; Newton, J.; Flett, G. L.; Callander, L. (1997): Perfectionism and suicide ideation in adolescent psychiatric patients. In J Abnorm Child Psychol 25 (2), pp. 95–101. DOI: 10.1023/A:1025723327188.

Hill, Andrew P.; Curran, Thomas (2016): Multidimensional Perfectionism and Burnout: A Meta-Analysis. In Pers Soc Psychol Rev 20 (3), pp. 269–288. DOI: 10.1177/1088868315596286.

Wang, Kenneth T.; Sheveleva, Marina S.; Permyakova, Tatiana M. (2019): Imposter Syndrome Among Russian Students – the Link Between Perfectionism and Psychological Distress. In Personality and Individual Differences 143, pp. 1–6. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2019.02.005.

Judge, Timothy A.; Bono, Joyce E. (2001): Relationship of Core Self-Evaluations Traits—Self-Esteem, Generalized Self-Efficacy, Locus of Control, and Emotional Stability—With Job Satisfaction and Job Performance: A Meta-Analysis. In Journal of Applied Psychology 86 (1), pp. 80–92. DOI: 10.1037//0021-9010.86.1.80.

Robakowska, Marlena; Tyrańska-Fobke, Anna; Walkiewicz, Maciej; Tartas, Małgorzata (2018): Adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism, and professional burnout among medical laboratory scientists. In Medycyna pracy 69 (3), pp. 253–260. DOI: 10.13075/mp.5893.00644.

Wei, Meifen; Mallinckrodt, Brent; Russell, Daniel W.; Abraham, W. Todd (2004): Maladaptive Perfectionism as a Mediator and Moderator Between Adult Attachment and Depressive Mood. In Journal of Counseling Psychology 51 (2), pp. 201–212. DOI: 10.1037/0022-0167.51.2.201.

Sandell, Kyle (2010): Personality and Leadership: the Effects of Perfectionism. Available online at

Sheppard, Lily; Hicks, Richard (2017): Maladaptive Perfectionism and Psychological Distress: the Mediating Role of Resilience and Trait Emotional Intelligence. In IJPS 9 (4), p. 65. DOI: 10.5539/ijps.v9n4p65.

Ozbilir, Timur; Day, Arla; Catano, Victor M. (2015): Perfectionism at Work: An Investigation of Adaptive and Maladaptive Perfectionism in the Workplace among Canadian and Turkish Employees. In Applied Psychology 64 (1), pp. 252–280. DOI: 10.1111/apps.12032.

Sebert, John A. (2001): Relationship of Core Self-evaluations Traits—self-esteem, Generalized Self-efficacy, Locus of Control, and Emotional Stability—with Job Satisfaction and Job Performance: a Meta-analysis. In SSRN Journal. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2120774.

Timothy A., Judge; Joyce E. Bono (2001): Relationship of core self-evaluations traits—self-esteem, generalized self-efficacy, locus of control, and emotional stability—with job satisfaction and job performance: A meta-analysis. In The Journal of applied psychology 86 (1), pp. 80–92. DOI: 10.1037/0021-9010.86.1.80.

Sheldon, Kennon; Gordeeva, Tamara; Sychev, Oleg; Osin, Evgeny; Titova, Liudmila (2020): Self-concordant goals breed goal-optimism and thus well-being. In Curr Psychol. DOI: 10.1007/s12144-020-01156-7.

Gnilka, Philip B.; Ashby, Jeffrey S.; Noble, Christina M. (2013): Adaptive and Maladaptive Perfectionism as Mediators of Adult Attachment Styles and Depression, Hopelessness, and Life Satisfaction. In Journal of Counseling & Development 91 (1), pp. 78–86. DOI: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2013.00074.x.

Vincent, Norah K.; Walker, John R. (2000): Perfectionism and chronic insomnia. In Journal of Psychosomatic Research 49 (5), pp. 349–354. DOI: 10.1016/S0022-3999(00)00175-6.

Chang, Edward C. (2000): Perfectionism as a predictor of positive and negative psychological outcomes: Examining a mediation model in younger and older adults. In Journal of Counseling Psychology 47 (1), pp. 18–26. DOI: 10.1037/0022-0167.47.1.18.