The Relationship among Perfectionism, Motivation and Self-Efficacy of EFL Learners

Hamed Ghaemi, Samira Damirchiloo


The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship among perfectionism, motivation and self-efficacy of EFL learners. Among the 132 participants, 87 were female and 45 were male with different majors in high school. There were three questionnaires in this study; The Almost Perfect Scale - Revised, The Academic Motivation Scale and The General Self-Efficacy Scale. Regarding the first research hypothesis, the results showed that there was a significance correlation between perfectionism and efficacy. As perfectionism increases, efficacy of the participants increases, too. Concerning the second hypothesis, it is revealed that there is a significance correlation between motivation and efficacy. As for hypotheses three and four, it was shown that there was a strong and positive relationship among the variables. The largest number of significant correlations in this study went to the correlations between perfectionism and other variables whereas the correlation between perfectionism and self-efficacy was low. In addition, in most cases, the correlations among perfectionism and motivation and other variables were positive and high.


perfectionism, motivation, self-efficacy, educational policies, professional development

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