Year: 1996 Source: Journal of Personality, v.64, no.2, (June 1996), p.529-543 SIEC No: 19981114

129 undergraduates were assessed for suicidal preoccupation & perfectionistic tendencies using the Alabama Adolescent Health Survey, selected cards from the Thematic Apperception Test & the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale. Results suggest that passive perfectionists who procrastinate out of fear of making mistakes are more likely to be preoccupied with suicide. High personal standards & parental expectations do not appear related to suicidal preoccupations. (46 refs.)