Self-criticism, Strivings and Aggressive Behavior in Spanish Children: The Two Sides of Self-Oriented Perfectionism

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Title: Self-criticism, Strivings and Aggressive Behavior in Spanish Children: The Two Sides of Self-Oriented Perfectionism
Authors: Vicent, María | Inglés, Cándido J. | Gonzálvez, Carolina | Sanmartín, Ricardo | Aparicio Flores, Pilar | García-Fernández, José Manuel
Research Group/s: Investigación en Inteligencias, Competencia Social y Educación (SOCEDU)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y Didáctica
Keywords: Aggressive behavior | Childhood | Self-Oriented Perfectionism-Critical | Self-Oriented Perfectionism-Strivings
Knowledge Area: Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación
Issue Date: 31-May-2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: The Spanish Journal of Psychology. 2019, 22: E29. doi:10.1017/sjp.2019.29
Abstract: This study analyzes the relationship between the two intrapersonal perfectionism dimensions (i.e., Self-Oriented Perfectionism-Critical, SOP-C, and Self-Oriented Perfectionism-Strivings, SOP-S) and the components of aggressive behavior (cognitive, emotional and motor) in a sample of 804 (48.3% females) Spanish students between the ages of 8 and 11 (M = 9.57; DE = 1.12). The Spanish versions of the SOP-C and SOP-S subscales of the Child/Adolescent Perfectionism Scale and the Aggression Questionnaire were used. Students with high SOP-C scored significantly higher (p < .001) than their peers with low SOP-C on all components of aggressive behavior. The magnitude of these differences (Cohen’s d index) ranged from .40 to .59. In contrast, non-significant statistical differences were found between students with high and low SOP-S. Moreover, logistic regression analysis revealed that SOP-C significantly and positively predicted high Hostility, Anger and Physical and Verbal Aggression, whereas none of these components were significantly predicted by SOP-S (95% CI). Results are discussed, taking into account the debate on the conceptualization and nature of intrapersonal perfectionism.
Sponsor: This research was supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación with the project awarded to José Manuel García-Fernández (EDU2012-35124); and the VALi+d Program (ACIF/2014/368), granted to María Vicent.
ISSN: 1138-7416 (Print) | 1988-2904 (Online)
DOI: 10.1017/sjp.2019.29
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid
Peer Review: si
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