This research expands the extant literature on the nomological network of maximizing by examining its asso-ciation with two aspects of perfectionism: rigid perfectionism and self-critical perfectionism. Whereas both as-pects of perfectionism entail maladaptive elements, self-critical perfectionism is considered to be more mala-daptive than rigid perfectionism. Prior research has found that maximizing is associated with both adaptive andmaladaptive aspects of perfectionism, but more strongly so with maladaptive. The current research revisits thisassociation using a more proper measure of the maximizing construct and a multidimensional measure of per-fectionism. Results of two studies (lab and online) with diverse populations (student and community sample)show that maximizing is more strongly associated with rigid perfectionism than with self-critical perfectionism.Thesefindings provide novel insights into the relationship between maximizing and perfectionism and add to theliterature on the correlates and the nature of maximizing.
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