Author: Asma Jabeen
Supervisor: Ms. Afifa Anjum
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research aimed to investigate relationship between perfectionism, attributional styles and life satisfaction in university students. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be an association between perfectionism, attributional styles and life satisfaction. It was also hypothesized that there is likely to be an association between adaptive perfectionism and life satisfaction. Furthermore it was hypothesized that adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism are likely to be differently related with different dimensions of attributional styles for success and failure. The sample of (N = 120) students (both males and females) was selected from two public universities of Lahore by using purposive sampling. Perfectionism, attributional styles and life satisfaction were assessed by Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (Frost et al., 1990), Attributional Style Assessment Test (ASATI) Anderson (1999) and Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985) respectively. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation and regression analysis were used to analyze the data. The findings revealed that maladaptive perfectionism has positive correlation with effort attributional style and negative correlation with attribution of other circumstances. Results showed that there is significant positive correlation between adaptive perfectionism and life satisfaction and adaptive perfectionism predicts life satisfaction. Moreover maladaptive perfectionism was positively correlated with attribution of effort and negatively with other circumstances for success; and in case of failure maladaptive perfectionism was negatively correlated with attributional style of other circumstances but no correlation was found with effort attributional style.
Keywords: Perfectionism, Attributional Styles, Life Satisfaction.
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