Overcoming Perfectionism in Adolescents: The Role of Problem-Solving Model of Cognitive Behavioural Coaching

1Vera Victor-Aigbodion, Dominic Ugwoke Ngwoke, Boitumelo Molebongeng Diale

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Abstract:

This study evaluated the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural coaching (CBC) on academic perfectionism of adolescents. The study also explored the influence of gender on academic perfectionism of adolescents. Seventy-nine (79) senior secondary school adolescents in class two participated in the study. A perfectionism proneness checklist was used to measure their levels of perfectionism. The study used a pretest posttest non-equivalent control group quasi-experimental research design involving one experimental group and one control group. The CBC was conducted using a 6-weeks problem-solving coaching plan. All outcomes were measured before and after the CBC intervention. The data were analyzed using the intent-to-treat principle. Results show that in-school adolescents in the experimental had a significant reduction in their academic perfectionism after the intervention. Also, gender as a factor in the study had a non-significant influence on the academic perfectionism of in-school adolescents. Finally, there was a non-significant interaction effect of gender and CBC on in-school adolescents’ academic perfectionism.

Keywords:

Academic Perfectionism, Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, Adolescents

Paper Details
Month10
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 10
Pages5062-5073