Seeking the balance in perceived task performance: the interaction of perfectionism and perceived organizational support


GÜNYAKTI AKDENİZ H., BAYHAN KARAPINAR P., METİN CAMGÖZ S., TAYFUR EKMEKCİ Ö.

Current Psychology, 2023 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12144-023-05473-5
  • Journal Name: Current Psychology
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, IBZ Online, BIOSIS, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Psycinfo
  • Keywords: Adaptive perfectionism, Maladaptive perfectionism, Perceived organizational support, Perceived task performance
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study examines the impacts of adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism on the perceived task performance of employees and explores the moderating role of perceived organizational support (POS) in those relationships. By integrating the trait activation theory and the job demand-resources model (JD-R), we investigate whether POS as an organizational resource facilitates or constrains the effects of perfectionism traits on task performance. The data were gathered from 347 white-collar, full-time employees working in different sectors in Türkiye. The results of the moderated regression reveal only a significant interaction effect of POS with maladaptive perfectionism on task performance. In line with our predictions, when employees perceive higher levels of POS, the negative association between maladaptive perfectionism and task performance diminishes. However, the results did not support the interactive effects of adaptive perfectionism and POS on performance. The current study adds to a growing body of perfectionism literature and provides further support that POS plays a crucial role in mitigating the negative consequences of maladaptive perfectionism on employee task performance.