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


  • Reza Pourhosein Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Psychology and Education, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Atefeh Taheri Department of Psychology, School of Psychology and Education, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Zahra Naghsh Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Psychology and Education, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran



Ego strength, Perfectionism, Self-esteem


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.


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How to Cite

Pourhosein, R., Taheri, A., & Naghsh, Z. (2020). The Mediator Role of Ego-Strength in the Relationship between Student Self-Esteem and Parental Perfectionism. International Journal of Body, Mind and Culture, 6(4), 238-246.



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