OUTCOMES OF MALADAPTIVE PERFECTIONISM AMONG STUDENTS, ROLE OF COPING STYLES
The relationship between maladaptive perfectionism, academic distress, and anxiety among students is a complex one with significant implications for their well-being and academic performance. The main objective of present study aims to examine outcomes of maladaptive perfectionism; moderating role of coping styles. The correlational study was carried out on 350 students by using convenient sampling method. Scales containing questions about participants’ background information, maladaptive perfectionism scale (Sired, 1998), academic stress scale (ASS; Kohn & Frazer, 1986), brief resilience scale (Smith et al., 2008), brief - coping orientation to problems experienced inventory (Carver, 1997) and beck anxiety inventory (Beck et al., 1988) were used. Correlation analysis, linear regression analysis and moderation analysis were analyzed using SPSS 22V. Results revealed strongly significant positive correlation of variables with each other. Maladaptive perfectionism was found significant predictor of academic distress and anxiety. Findings also revealed that coping styles has moderating role between maladaptive perfectionism and academic distress while coping style has no moderating role between maladaptive perfectionism and anxiety. This research highlights the significance of damages due to maladaptive perfectionism on the mental health of students and promoting coping style as a coping factor among students.