Typology of Perfectionists in the Context of Procrastination and Age among Female Students of Humanities


  • Dominika Doktorová Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, UCM in Trnava, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia
  • Dominika Kochanová Postgraduate student (PhD.) at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, UCM in Trnava, in the study programme General and Experimental Psychology, Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Trnave, Slovakia




perfectionism typology, academic procrastination, age, female students, humanistic sciences


The study aims to find out the connection between perfectionists according to Parker (1997), Doktorová & Piteková, (2020a) namely functional, dysfunctional perfectionists and non-perfectionists, academic procrastination, and age in female students. Two questionnaires were used during the research, namely the Frost's Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (F-MPS) and the Procrastination Scale for Student population (PSS), which we administered to the research sample (N = 344) in the age span of 18 to 25. Through the non-hierarchical cluster analysis (k-means) we identified three types of perfectionists in the sample. The comparison of three types of perfectionism with academic procrastination showed statistically significant differences in the following way: the dysfunctional perfectionists achieved the highest score on the scale of academic procrastination compared with functional perfectionists and non-perfectionists. Furthermore, we did not identify statistically significant differences between typology of perfectionism and age.


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How to Cite

Doktorová, D., & Kochanová, D. (2021). Typology of Perfectionists in the Context of Procrastination and Age among Female Students of Humanities. Revista Romaneasca Pentru Educatie Multidimensionala, 13(4), 359-372. https://doi.org/10.18662/rrem/13.4/487

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