publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

PURSUING PERFECTION: DISTRESS AND INTERPERSONAL FUNCTIONING AMONG ADOLESCENT BOYS IN SINGLE-SEX AND CO-EDUCATIONAL INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

Suniya S. Luthar; Sidney Coren;
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  • Published: 11 Sep 2014 Journal: Psychology in the Schools, volume 51, pages 931-946 (issn: 0033-3085, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
This study extends past findings of heightened problems among affluent youth by examining adjustment patterns among boys in two academically elite, independent high schools: one for boys only and the other coeducational. Both samples manifested disproportionately high rates of internalizing and externalizing symptoms, but only the co-educational boys showed elevations in substance use. Boys in both schools showed elevations in a new outcome domain examined: exhibitionistic narcissism. Multivariate analyses of predictors showed that parent criticism -- a defining feature of youths' maladaptive perfectionism -- and perceived maternal depression emerged as major vu...
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free text keywords: Article, Cost effectiveness, Developmental psychology, Psychology, Distress, Anxiety, medicine.symptom, medicine, Clinical psychology, Self-concept, Poison control, Feeling, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Attendance, Suicide prevention
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