The Mediator Role of Ego-Strength in the Relationship between Student Self-Esteem and Parental Perfectionism

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Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Psychology and Education, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Department of Psychology, School of Psychology and Education, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Psychology and Education, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Abstract

Background: Perfectionism as a personality trait is associated with self-esteem. There are many factors that can affect the relationship between perfectionism and self-esteem. The aim of the present study was to examine the mediating effect of ego strength on the relationship between perfectionism and self-esteem.

Methods: The study participants consisted of 200 students. All participants were asked to complete the Perfectionism Scale, Self-Esteem Test, and Ego-Strength Scale (ESS). The obtained data were analyzed using correlation and path analysis in SPSS and LISREL.

Results: The results showed that positive perfectionism had a significant positive relationship with self-esteem and negative perfectionism had a significant negative relationship with self-esteem. In addition, the results of the research showed that ego strength mediated between perfectionism and self-esteem.

Conclusion: Based on the findings of this research, it can be concluded that the relationship between perfectionism and self-esteem is not linear and one-dimensional, and ego strength can play a mediator role in the relationship between them.

Keywords


  • Ego strength
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22122/ijbmc.v6i4.193