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Perfectionism is increasing over time: A meta-analysis of birth cohort differences from 1989 to 2016.

Overview of attention for article published in Psychological Bulletin, April 2019
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Title
Perfectionism is increasing over time: A meta-analysis of birth cohort differences from 1989 to 2016.
Published in
Psychological Bulletin, April 2019
DOI 10.1037/bul0000138
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Authors

Thomas Curran, Andrew P. Hill

Abstract

From the 1980s onward, neoliberal governance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom has emphasized competitive individualism and people have seemingly responded, in kind, by agitating to perfect themselves and their lifestyles. In this study, the authors examine whether cultural changes have coincided with an increase in multidimensional perfectionism in college students over the last 27 years. Their analyses are based on 164 samples and 41,641 American, Canadian, and British college students, who completed the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (Hewitt & Flett, 1991) between 1989 and 2016 (70.92% female, Mage = 20.66). Cross-temporal meta-analysis revealed that levels of self-oriented perfectionism, socially prescribed perfectionism, and other-oriented perfectionism have linearly increased. These trends remained when controlling for gender and between-country differences in perfectionism scores. Overall, in order of magnitude of the observed increase, the findings indicate that recent generations of young people perceive that others are more demanding of them, are more demanding of others, and are more demanding of themselves. (PsycINFO Database Record

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 168 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 33 20%
Student > Master 31 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 15%
Unspecified 21 13%
Researcher 17 10%
Other 40 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 72 43%
Unspecified 32 19%
Social Sciences 26 15%
Arts and Humanities 6 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 3%
Other 27 16%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 788. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 July 2019.
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