Extending prior research on perfectionism and religiosity, the current study investigated their relation among Latter-day Saints (LDS)–also known as Mormons–through a sequential mixed-methods design. An online community sample of 194 LDS completed the Religiousness Measure-Revised and the Hewitt Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale. Subsequently, six of these participants were interviewed to further explore how perfectionism manifests among Mormons in a qualitative pilot study. Quantitative results demonstrated significant positive correlations between religiosity and perfectionism, but only for self- and other-oriented perfectionism. Qualitative content analysis indicated further how adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism manifest in an LDS context. Implications for culturally competent practice and future research are discussed.
Peer, Samuel and McGraw, James S.
"Mixed-Method Study of Perfectionism and Religiosity among Mormons: Implications for Cultural Competence and Clinical Practice,"
Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy: Vol. 38
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/irp/vol38/iss1/12