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Perfectionism and Suicidal Ideation.

Authors
  • Moscardini, Emma H1
  • Robinson, Anthony1
  • Calamia, Matthew1
  • Tucker, Raymond P1
  • 1 Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Crisis
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2023
Volume
44
Issue
4
Pages
267–275
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000850
PMID: 35138181
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Background: The integrated motivational-volitional (IMV) model of suicidal behavior posits that defeat leads to suicidal ideation through increased vulnerability for feelings of entrapment. One potentially important vulnerability factor for the development of feelings of defeat is socially prescribed perfectionism. Aims: The current study investigated these relationships in a sample of 313 US adults. Method: Mediation and parallel mediation analyses were conducted to determine the relationships between defeat, entrapment, social prescribed perfectionism, negative social comparison, and rejection sensitivity. Results: Findings indicated that socially prescribed perfectionism was significantly related to defeat through both negative social comparison and rejection sensitivity even when controlling for depression symptoms. Negative social comparison and rejection sensitivity were related to entrapment through feelings of defeat. This relationship was strongest when analyzing externalized (vs. internalized) entrapment. Limitations: The findings were limited by the cross-sectional study design as well as the relatively homogeneous sample. Implications and future directions are discussed.

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