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Perfectionism and anxiety: a paradox in intellectual giftedness?
PLoS One. 2012; 7(7):e41043.Plos

Abstract

Numerous authors reported a prevalence of perfectionism in gifted populations. In addition, an unhealthy form of perfectionism that leads to anxiety disorder has been described. Using self-report measures (CAPS and R-CMAS) with 132 children, we hypothesized that intellectually gifted children express a higher level of perfectionism and anxiety. Our results pointed out a paradox: the gifted group obtained a higher self-oriented perfectionism score than the control group in 6th grade, but present the same level of anxiety. In contrast, the gifted group showed the same level of perfectionism than non-gifted 5(th) graders, but reported a higher anxiety level. Thus, the interplay between perfectionism and anxiety appears to be more complex than a simple linear relationship in giftedness.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre National d'Aide pour enfant et adolescent à Haut Potentiel, Centre Hospitalier Guillaume Régnier, Rennes, France. jhguignard@free.frNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22859964

Citation

Guignard, Jacques-Henri, et al. "Perfectionism and Anxiety: a Paradox in Intellectual Giftedness?" PloS One, vol. 7, no. 7, 2012, pp. e41043.
Guignard JH, Jacquet AY, Lubart TI. Perfectionism and anxiety: a paradox in intellectual giftedness? PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e41043.
Guignard, J. H., Jacquet, A. Y., & Lubart, T. I. (2012). Perfectionism and anxiety: a paradox in intellectual giftedness? PloS One, 7(7), e41043. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0041043
Guignard JH, Jacquet AY, Lubart TI. Perfectionism and Anxiety: a Paradox in Intellectual Giftedness. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e41043. PubMed PMID: 22859964.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Perfectionism and anxiety: a paradox in intellectual giftedness? AU - Guignard,Jacques-Henri, AU - Jacquet,Anne-Yvonne, AU - Lubart,Todd I, Y1 - 2012/07/30/ PY - 2011/09/02/received PY - 2012/06/20/accepted PY - 2012/8/4/entrez PY - 2012/8/4/pubmed PY - 2013/4/12/medline SP - e41043 EP - e41043 JF - PloS one JO - PLoS One VL - 7 IS - 7 N2 - Numerous authors reported a prevalence of perfectionism in gifted populations. In addition, an unhealthy form of perfectionism that leads to anxiety disorder has been described. Using self-report measures (CAPS and R-CMAS) with 132 children, we hypothesized that intellectually gifted children express a higher level of perfectionism and anxiety. Our results pointed out a paradox: the gifted group obtained a higher self-oriented perfectionism score than the control group in 6th grade, but present the same level of anxiety. In contrast, the gifted group showed the same level of perfectionism than non-gifted 5(th) graders, but reported a higher anxiety level. Thus, the interplay between perfectionism and anxiety appears to be more complex than a simple linear relationship in giftedness. SN - 1932-6203 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22859964/Perfectionism_and_anxiety:_a_paradox_in_intellectual_giftedness L2 - https://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0041043 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -