Event Title

It gets better: The role of shame in the relationship between age and negative perfectionism.

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Tom Carpenter, Ph.D.

Project Type

Completed quantitative research study

Primary Department

Psychology

Description

Past literature has shown a tendency for personality to shift as one ages, particularly toward more positive emotionality. To further explore possible variables affecting this shift, we utilized data from a previously collected sample to investigate the potential link between age and negative perfectionism (being highly critical of the self in evaluation of performance). Our findings suggest that as one ages, negative perfectionism decreases. However, this relationship was also found to be significantly mediated by shame-proneness. This could indicate that decreases in negative perfectionism over time may be due to decreases in shame over time.

Additional Rights Information

Copyright held by author(s).

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
May 31st, 1:00 PM May 31st, 2:00 PM

It gets better: The role of shame in the relationship between age and negative perfectionism.

Past literature has shown a tendency for personality to shift as one ages, particularly toward more positive emotionality. To further explore possible variables affecting this shift, we utilized data from a previously collected sample to investigate the potential link between age and negative perfectionism (being highly critical of the self in evaluation of performance). Our findings suggest that as one ages, negative perfectionism decreases. However, this relationship was also found to be significantly mediated by shame-proneness. This could indicate that decreases in negative perfectionism over time may be due to decreases in shame over time.