Year: 2000 Source: Psychological Reports, v.86, no.1, (February 2000), p.142 SIEC No: 20010538

To explore whether perfectionism & feelings of being an imposter are related to depression & suicidality, a questionnaire was administered to 15 men & 67 women enrolled in undergraduate courses at a state college. Depressive scores were associated with scores on both perfectionism & imposter while manic scores were not. A history of suicidal ideation was more strongly but not statistically significantly associated with imposter scores than perfectionism scores, respectively, while a history of self-harm was more strongly associated with perfectionism scores than imposter scores. However, in backward multiple regressions, imposter & manic scores predicted suicidal ideation, while perfectionism & manic scores predicted self-harm. (3 refs.)