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Poster
PS27P-10-396

Bicultural self as a moderator between perfectionism and psychological distress of university students in Taiwan

[Speaker] Lo, Janing:1
[Co-author] Chao, Shuchu:2
1:none (Taiwan), 2:university (Taiwan)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relations among the bicultural self, perfectionism and psychological distress of university students in Taiwan. Survey data were collected from the 300 university students in northern Taiwan and the hierarchical regression analysis were conducted. Bicultural self was divided into the social-oriented self and individual-oriented self. The results indicated that the individual-oriented self was a moderator between perfectionism and the psychological distress in subjects. The correlation between perfectionism and psychological distress were descended when individual-oriented were increased.
Compare with the western research, the results shown in this study were obvious opposite since the results in the previous were indicated that the social-oriented self was a moderator between perfectionism and depression. In conclusion, we believe that bicultural self on the perfectionism and the psychological distress appeared various in different cultures. Due to the conflicting results, the further researches are suggested.
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