A Study of the Relationship between Perfectionism Components and Organization Based Self-Esteem among Teachers in Kermanshah, Iran

Yaser Sayadi, Saeed Rajaeepour, Seyed Ali Siadat, Reza Hoveida


The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between perfectionism and OBSE (organization based Self-esteem). To measure teacher's perfectionism, Hill et al., Inventory was utilized and to measure teacher's organizational-based self-esteem, Pierce et al., Inventory was utilized. In the present study the reliability coefficients (cronbach's alpha) for the Perfectionism Inventory scale was estimated 0.76 and the cronbach’s alpha for the OBSE scale was estimated 0.75. For data analysis, regression, ANOVA, independent t-test was used. The population was teachers of all three levels of schooling (elementary, middle and high school) in the province of Kermanshah, Iran during academic year 2013-2014. The sample consisted of 396 teachers who were randomly selected from among 46 schools. Results of the study showed that OBSE has a significant negative correlation with playfulness and concern over mistakes (p <.01) and a positive relationship with organization, high standards for others, conscientious perfectionism and perfectionism. Also, the results of the study revealed that dimensions of perfectionism were a strong predictor of OBSE.Results indicates that organizational-based self-esteem and perfectionism based on any of the demographic variables (age, seniority, level, and degree) is not significant.

Keywords: perfectionism, organizational-based self-esteem, teachers.

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