The relationship between perfectionism and engagement in preventive health behaviours: The mediating role of self-concealment

Abstract

If perfectionists avoid engaging in preventive health behaviours, they may be putting their long-term health and well-being
at risk. Correlational analyses based on a sample of 370 university students identified maladaptive perfectionism to be associated
with decreased levels of engagement in preventive health behaviours, life satisfaction and well-being and increased levels
of self-concealment and psychological distress. Adaptive perfectionism was associated with higher levels of engagement in
preventive health behaviours. Self-concealment was identified as a partial mediator in the relationship between maladaptive
perfectionism and both engagement in preventive health behaviours and psychological distress. Implications of the findings
are discussed.

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