عنوان مقاله [English]
This study examined the developmental origins of perfectionism. As such, the role of mothers’ perfectionism and family communication patterns in normal and neurotic perfectionism of daughters was investigated in a group of 200 year 12 high school girls. Participants completed multidimensional perfectionism scale (Frost, Marten, Lahart & Rosenblate, 1990) and family communication patterns (Fitzpatrick & Ritchie, 1994). Instruments showed good reliability and validity. Findings indicated that normal and neurotic perfectionism of mothers’ predicated normal and neurotic perfectionism of daughters. Also, conformity orientation as one dimension of communication patterns positively and significantly predicted neurotic perfectionism in daughters. In general, findings approve transgenerational of perfectionism and indicate that parents’ personality characristics and interactions of family members provide the context for the development of perfectionism that might be neurotic or normal. Other findings have been discussed in research.