Past studies have used different measures for perfectionism, such as DAS, FMPS, and HMPS. This study is different because the authors are using a different measuring system. There has been no study that has investigated personality facets between athletes and clinical groups (Egan, Piek, & Dyck, 2015), which makes this study different. Other studies gave found that perfectionism is a
LITERATURE REVIEW PRACTICE4personality trait, while others feel that it is more a process of cognitive and behavior elements (Egan, Piek, & Dyck, 2015). What type of research design is used in the study? What instruments or measures did the researchers used to collect data?The researchers use a correlational design with multiple questionnaires, having a total of 39 participants. Some of the questionnaires were given to both groups, while some were not. The Positive and Negative Perfectionism Scale was given to the athletes to measure positive and negative perfectionism (Egan, Piek, & Dyck, 2015). The clinical group went through Structured Clinical Interviews and used the Beck Depression Inventory to assess for depression. Other measures used was the Neo Personality Inventory-Revised, which used the five-factor model of normal personality. Last, they conducted The Brief Symptom Inventory on the athletes to ensurethey were not suffering from a great amount of psychological distress (Egan, Piek, & Dyck, 2015).Do you think the research in this article was conducted in an ethical manner? Why or why not? In relation to the article, how have ethical considerations in personality psychology research changed over the years?
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