Perceived Acceptance of Maternal Trust and Self-Oriented Perfectionism among High School Students


  • Momina Khushnood BS (Hons) Scholar, Department of Applied Psychology, Government Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
  • Rimsha Irshad Lecturer, Department of Applied Psychology, Government Sadiq College Women University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan.



Adolescents, High School, Maternal Trust, Self-Oriented Perfectionism, Students


Maternal trust plays a central role in shaping various aspects of a individuals’ life whereas self-oriented perfectionism creates valuable insights and provides a better understanding of human behavior, motivation, and well-being. The current study aims to identify the correlation between perceived acceptance of maternal trust and self-oriented perfectionism in high school students. It also intends to measure differences of gender and public & private school affiliation in terms of perceived acceptance of maternal trust and self-oriented perfectionism among high school students. This study is comprised of a sample of 300 high school students (Male=150 and Female=150) from various educational institutions in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. In this quantitative, cross-sectional research design, data is collected by using a convenient sampling technique. Data was collected by using a set of questionnaires that included informed consent, a demographic sheet, The Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment ([IPP] Gullone & Robinson, 2005) and the Child Adolescent Perfectionism Scale (Hewitt & Flett, 1991). The results of this study conclude a significant correlation between of maternal trust with self-oriented perfectionism. It is also found that the level of self-oriented perfectionism is higher among high school girls as compared to high school boys. The implications of these findings are reflective, as addressing the issue of self-oriented perfectionism in high school students can lead to improved well-being and better academic achievement.


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How to Cite

Khushnood, M., & Irshad , R. . (2023). Perceived Acceptance of Maternal Trust and Self-Oriented Perfectionism among High School Students. Journal of Professional & Applied Psychology, 4(4), 560–567.