Article

Growing Up Perfect: Perfectionism, Problematic Internet Use and Career Indecision in Emerging Adults

Journal of counseling and development: JCD (Impact Factor: 0.62). 01/2011; 89:155-162. DOI: 10.1002/j.1556-6678.2011.tb00073.x

ABSTRACT Perfectionism and problematic Internet use are promising yet underdeveloped areas of inquiry with career indecisive emerging adults. We examined the association between perfectionism and problematic Internet use and their contributions to career indecision. The full model was significant, yielding an R2 of .457 (p< .0001). Problematic Internet use accounted for a significant amount of the variance in career indecision (R2 =.318). Career indecision was predicted by maladaptive but not adaptive perfectionism. Counseling implications are discussed.

0 Bookmarks
 · 
235 Views
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Internet addiction is characterized by excessive or poorly controlled preoccupations, urges or behaviours regarding computer use and internet access that lead to impairment or distress. The condition has attracted increasing attention in the popular media and among researchers, and this attention has paralleled the growth in computer (and Internet) access. Prevalence estimates vary widely, although a recent random telephone survey of the general US population reported an estimate of 0.3-0.7%. The disorder occurs worldwide, but mainly in countries where computer access and technology are widespread. Clinical samples and a majority of relevant surveys report a male preponderance. Onset is reported to occur in the late 20s or early 30s age group, and there is often a lag of a decade or more from initial to problematic computer usage. Internet addiction has been associated with dimensionally measured depression and indicators of social isolation. Psychiatric co-morbidity is common, particularly mood, anxiety, impulse control and substance use disorders. Aetiology is unknown, but probably involves psychological, neurobiological and cultural factors. There are no evidence-based treatments for internet addiction. Cognitive behavioural approaches may be helpful. There is no proven role for psychotropic medication. Marital and family therapy may help in selected cases, and online self-help books and tapes are available. Lastly, a self-imposed ban on computer use and Internet access may be necessary in some cases.
    CNS Drugs 02/2008; 22(5):353-65. · 4.38 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to propose and test a model of career indecision based on self-determination theory (E. L. Deci & R. M. Ryan, 1985). This model posits that peer and parental styles predicted career indecision through perceived self-efficacy and autonomy. Participants were 834 college students (236 men, 581 women, 17 without gender identification). Results from structural equation modeling provided support for the proposed model and showed that the model was invariant across gender. Discussion centers on the theoretical and practical implications of the results.
    Journal of Counseling Psychology 01/2003; 50(2):165-177. · 3.23 Impact Factor
  • Perfectionism, dysfunctional at-titudes, and self-esteem: A structural equation analysis. J S Ashby, K G Rice . 197-203.

Full-text

View
27 Downloads
Available from
May 23, 2014