Relationship between perfectionism beliefs and self-handicapping behaviors in university students



  Introduction: Identifying the positive and negative perfectionism beliefs and their relationship with psychological and personality factors is highly important. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the relationship between perfectionism beliefs and self-handicapping behaviors.   Method: Current study is a descriptive research of correlation type. 360 students of third year of bachelor degree (170 male and 190 female) in Tehran universities were selected through cluster sampling and participated in this research through completing Frost Multi Perfectionism Scale (FMPS) and self handicapping scale (SHS). Data were analyzed using correlation and regression analysis.   Results: Between negative and positive perfectionism, and self-handicapping, there were significant positive and negative correlations, respectively. Also both negative and positive perfectionism could significantly predict changes in self handicapping (p