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Nurse Educ. 2012 Sep-Oct;37(5):202-5. doi: 10.1097/NNE.0b013e318262aba3.

Understanding maladaptive perfectionism in college students.

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College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004, USA. harelsei@uwec.edu

Abstract

Admission to nursing programs is highly competitive. Students strive for excellence, but their pursuit of perfectionism may become unhealthy. The author explores current literature to help faculty understand differences in adaptive perfectionism versus maladaptive perfectionism, recognize the signs of maladaptive perfectionism, be aware of the influencing forces, distinguish common effects from critical manifestations, and explore intervention strategies.

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10.1097/NNE.0b013e318262aba3
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