Perfectionism and racial identity as predictors of life satisfaction in African American female college students

  • Angela M. Heads University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Linda G. Castillo Texas A&M University
Keywords: Racial identity, perfectionism, life satisfaction

Abstract

This study examines the relationships among racial identity, perfectionism and life satisfaction in a sample of 122 African American women.  The current study found that the pre-encounter status of racial identity was associated with lower life satisfaction. Self-oriented perfectionism was positively associated with life satisfaction while socially prescribed perfectionism was negatively associated with life satisfaction. Implications for assessment and interventions with African American female college students are discussed.

Author Biography

Linda G. Castillo, Texas A&M University

Professor and Training Director

Department of Educational Psychology

Published
2015-05-03
How to Cite
Heads, A. M., & Castillo, L. G. (2015). Perfectionism and racial identity as predictors of life satisfaction in African American female college students. Revista Interamericana De Psicologia/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 48(3). https://doi.org/10.30849/rip/ijp.v48i3.266