Adaptive and Maladaptive Perfectionism, Adult Attachment, and Big Five Personality Traits

Ulu, Inci Pinar
Tezer, Esin
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I. P. Ulu and E. Tezer, “Adaptive and Maladaptive Perfectionism, Adult Attachment, and Big Five Personality Traits,” JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, pp. 327–340, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: