Perfectionism is an identity characteristic portrayed by an individual’s progress toward flawlessness and setting high performance standards, joined by basic self-assessments and concerns with respect to others’ assessments (Stoeber, Joachim; Childs, Julian H, 2010). Perfectionism is one of Raymond Cattell’s 16 Personality Factors.
As per this development, individuals who are composed, enthusiastic, self-trained, socially precise, determined, controlled, and self-nostalgic are perfectionists. In the Big Five identity characteristics, perfectionism is an extraordinary sign of conscientiousness and can incite expanding neuroticism as desires are not met (Cattell; Mead, 2008). Maladaptive perfectionism is more like neuroticism while versatile perfectionism is more like conscientiousness. The last decidedly relates with life fulfillment, confidence, secure connection, and strong self-improvement (Rice; Kenneth, 2007). An examination by Ravasooli and Lavasani, 2011, decided the connection between the big five personality traits and perfectionism (positive and negative) with body image.
373 female students of Alzahra University, Tehran took an interest. For estimating factors, the examination utilized NEO-Five Factor Inventory, Farsi form of the Positive and Negative Perfectionism scale (FPANPS) and Body Image Concern Inventory(BICI).To analyze unwavering quality of measures, Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was utilized. Investigation of the information included both spellbinding and inferential insights including mean, standard deviations, Pearson’s relationship coefficients and regression analysis. Results indicated noteworthy positive connection between’s neuroticism, agreeableness and openness to experience with body image and furthermore critical negative correlation amongst conscientiousness and extraversion .
The outcome likewise uncovered that perfectionism (positive and negative) is the huge indicator for body image. It can be reasoned that from components of personality (conscientiousness and agreeableness) and two dimensions of perfectionism can anticipate body image and its elements.