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The Korean Journal of Woman Psychology

The Relation Between Evaluative Concern Perfectionism and Psychological Distress: Emotion-focused Coping and Perceived Efficacy as Mediators


This study examined the possible mediating effects of emotion-focused coping and perceived efficacy on the relation between evaluative concern perfectionism and psychological distress. A convenience sample of 241 university students (129 men and 112 women) was employed. Analyses of the structural model for the full sample yielded evidence of good fit. The results support the indirect pathways of evaluative concern perfectionism to psychological distress through emotion-focused coping and perceived efficacy. About 40% of variance in psychological distress was accounted for by evaluative concern perfectionism, emotion-focused coping and perceived efficacy. In addition, the fully mediated model produced good fit to the data across gender. However, there were no differences in structural paths as a function of gender. Implications for counseling practice and future research are discussed.

evaluative concern perfectionism, emotion-focused coping, perceived efficacy, psychological distress, 평가염려 완벽주의, 정서중심 대처, 지각된 효능감, 심리적 고통



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The Korean Journal of Woman Psychology