religiosity, perfectionism, scrupulosity, well-being, Latter-Day Saints
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
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Allen, Kawika and Wang, Kenneth T., "Examining Religious Commitment, Perfectionism, Scrupulosity, and Well-Being Among LDS Individuals" (2014). Faculty Publications. 3170.
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education