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Dr. John B. Mitchell
This study investigated the relationship between perfectionism, resilience, and risk of burnout among university students. The sample consisted of 55 (53 female and two male) Psychology 1000 students from Brescia University College. Self-report questionnaires assessed perfectionism, academic resilience, risk of academic burnout, and perceived stress. Participants were divided into four perfectionism groups: non-perfectionism, pure personal standards perfectionism, pure evaluative concerns perfectionism, and mixed perfectionism. Participants were also divided into a high and low academic resilience group. Individuals with pure personal standards perfectionism had a significantly lower risk of academic burnout compared to those with non-perfectionism, pure evaluative concerns perfectionism, and mixed perfectionism. Individuals with high academic resilience had a significantly lower risk of academic burnout compared to those with low academic resilience. This study provides strong evidence for the existence of an adaptive form of perfectionism, as well as the protective ability of academic resilience on academic burnout risk.
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Ulrich, Laura M., "Perfectionism and Burnout in University Students: The Influence of Resilience" (2019). Brescia Psychology Undergraduate Honours Theses. 45.