her Collaborations presentation, Anne explored perfectionism in international
students as well as in first generation college students. Specifically,
she examined the relationship of perfectionism subscales to individualism
and collectivism measures.
the relationship of perfectionism to stigma consciousness (a concept
akin to stereotype threat) in women of color.
This past year
I was interested in looking at cultural factors in perfectionism.
Specifically, I wanted to see if perfectionism is differently expressed
across ethnic minorities within the U.S.
Some ethnic differences were apparent in a survey study we conducted
in Spring '07. In the Fall, I hope to continue this study through
a large-scale survey looking at perfectionism in Latinas in other
perfectionism in Smith dancers, looking at those who currently dance
and those who have danced since childhood.
During the past
year, I examined perfectionism in transfer students and Ada Comstock
scholars. I found that transfer students have higher standards for
themselves and higher GPAs than non-transfer students, yet their parents
have lower expectations for them. In the Summer and Fall, I will be
a research assistant at the Center for the Understanding and Treatment
of Anxiety at San Diego State University. I will return to Smith in
the Spring to complete my studies and to continue research with Patty.