In this study, the researchers explored the differences in the leisure satisfaction and attitudes of perfectionists and nonperfectionists, and of maladaptive perfectionists and adaptive perfectionists. Results indicated that there were statistically significant differences between perfectionists and non-perfectionists on several factors in leisure satisfaction and attitudes toward leisure, but no statistically significant differences between maladaptive and adaptive perfectionists on any of the subscales of either measure. The authors discuss practical and theoretical implications for therapeutic recreation professionals.
Author Jeffrey S. Ashby, Terry Kottman, Donald DeGraaf
Volume Vol 33, No 2 (1999)