CONNECTION BETWEEN PERSONAL PERFECTIONISM AND EFFICIENCY OF STUDENTS’ LEARNING ACTIVITIES

  • Anastasiia Knysh Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Social Systems Management, National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”; Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Oleksandr Romanovskyi Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Social Systems Management, National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”; Kirpichov street, 2, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Nina Pidbutska Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Social Systems Management, National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”; Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Iryna Shtuchenko Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Social Systems Management, National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”; Kharkiv, Ukraine
Keywords: perfectionism, learning efficiency, learning activities, students, professional development, adequate goal setting.

Abstract

Aim. The primary objective of this study was to analyze the connection between students’ learning efficiency and different indicators of personal perfectionism. The secondary objective was to study the characteristics of students’ learning effectiveness depending on the level of perfectionism.

Methods. The participants of the study were 110 students studying at the National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”. The level of personal perfectionism was measured with use of “Perfectionism” questionnaire by N.H. Haranian and A.B. Kholmohorova. The level of learning activities efficiency was measured due to expert evaluation with participation of 26 lecturers-experts. Descriptive statistics were used to report means and standard deviations of perfectionism scales and learning efficiency levels. T-test was used for finding differences in level of personal perfectionism among students with different level of learning efficiency. Pearson correlation coefficient was used for establishing correlations between level of learning efficiency and different scales of personal perfectionism.

Results. The level of learning efficiency of students depends on the pace of learning, the quality of learning, the ability to generalize and synthesize new information. Positive statistically significant correlations were found between perfectionism and student learning efficiency.

Conclusions. The study identified that the most vulnerable to manifestations of perfectionism is a group of students who demonstrate the highest achievement in learning. Due to the excessive expectations of others (real or fictional), they set unrealistic goals, do not feel satisfied with their achievements, do not adequately assess their capabilities.

Author Biographies

Anastasiia Knysh, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Social Systems Management, National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”; Kharkiv, Ukraine

Associate Professor at Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Social Systems Management Department, Ph.D. (Psychology).. Scientific interests: psychology of human differences, emotional intelligence, leadership.

Oleksandr Romanovskyi, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Social Systems Management, National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”; Kirpichov street, 2, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Head of the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Social Systems Management, Doctor of Science in Pedagogy, Full Professor, corresponding member of National academy of pedagogical science in Ukraine. Scientific interests: leadership, innovative pedagogical techniques in higher education.

Nina Pidbutska, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Social Systems Management, National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”; Kharkiv, Ukraine

Full Professor at Department of pedagogy and psychology of social systems management, Doctor of Science in Psychology. Scientific interests: psychological development of future professionals, conflicts in educational and professional sphere.

Iryna Shtuchenko, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Social Systems Management, National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”; Kharkiv, Ukraine

Associate Professor at Department of Pedagogy and Psychology of Social Systems Management Department, Ph.D. (Psychology). Scientific interests: psychological aspects of personal and professional growth, psychological support in professional development.

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Published
2020-06-27
How to Cite
Knysh, A., Romanovskyi, O., Pidbutska, N., & Shtuchenko, I. (2020). CONNECTION BETWEEN PERSONAL PERFECTIONISM AND EFFICIENCY OF STUDENTS’ LEARNING ACTIVITIES. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 11(1), 136-145. https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs2020.1.136.145