The Relationship between Parental Perfectionism and Children's Academic Achievement

Nadiri Masoumeh


Undoubtedly, perfectionism is one of the personality traits that can be both constructive, useful and positive, as well as neurotic and abnormal (negative). In other words, positive and negative perfectionism have different effects on individuals' personality and efficiency. When perfectionism is unhealthy and abnormal, it can lead to disorders such as obsession, depression, anorexia nervosa, personality disorders, anxiety disorders (social anxiety) and so on. And if perfectionism is used in a healthy way and to enhance personal and motivational abilities, it will lead to self-efficiency. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between perfectionism and children's academic achievement. The findings of the test and analysis of research hypotheses indicated that the effect of all independent variables on the dependent variable has been significant. Therefore all the research hypotheses were confirmed. Also, the effect of perfectionism on students' academic achievement and self-esteem has been more than other variables.


Perfectionism; Academic Achievement; Efficiency; Self-esteem.

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