Keywords

religiosity, perfectionism, scrupulosity, well-being, Latter-Day Saints

Abstract

This study examined the relationships and interactions between religious commitment, perfectionism, scrupulosity, and psychological well-being among Latter-Day Saints (LDS or Mormons). The results showed a positive association between religious commitment and satisfaction with life. Scrupulosity partially mediated the relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and depression, anxiety, and satisfaction with life. The sample majority was classified as adaptive perfectionists, reporting higher intra- and interpersonal religious commitment, self-esteem, and satisfaction with life, and lower levels of anxiety and depression than the maladaptive and nonperfectionists. Additional results are provided. Implications of these findings are outlined.

Original Publication Citation

Allen, G. E. K., & Wang, K. T. (2014, March 17). Examining Religious Commitment, Perfectionism, Scrupulosity, and Well-Being Among LDS Individuals. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0035197

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2014-03-17

Language

English

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Counseling Psychology and Special Education

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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